(2/3) Made it to the top. Really quiet. It was below freezing and some gloves would've been nice. Extremely windy and kept getting blown away. Definitely gotta start working out legs. Swipe right to see us being alive. Jesse? Yeah...he's feeling great.
(1/3) After a big breakfast, we arrived at the start of the hike at 6:30am. It was cold and windy. We saw the mountain surrounded by clouds, also known as Mount Doom, and knew it was going to be one long hike. "1 step at a time" I told myself.
I took this picture the next morning after staying at a hut on top of the mountain. The day before, on the last half mile or so, it started to pour freezing rain. We were all tired, soaked and hungry. The smaller hut on the right was the restroom so the second picture was me needing to pee but didn't want to go out in the rain.. Also the reason why the red iron clad looks like a fortress is because in 1977, the previous hut was blown off and people died in it. I've never felt more alive.