Once we arrived at Basecamp on the 10th, we started to organize ourselves, and to determine a route up the mountain. To that end, Joey and I set out on the 11th to establish a route up to the col that was the site of camp I.
The first part of the climb followed a rocky moraine that paralleled a glacier. We spent some time checking out different choices, and finally followed a slope up to the top of a rock buttress. At this point the route continued across the glacier. We went a short way onto the glacier, but since we did not have any gear with us we did not venture to far. We were however, fairly certain of the route to the slope leading to the col.