We set up our camp at south-west corner of Thousand Island Lake. Banner Peak is towering above my tent, grand and inviting. We start at 6:00 AM next morning. Here we move along a stream in the valley where the grave is supposed to be. The snow field in the valley. We are fully geared, crampons, ice axe, and climbing helmet. Lake Catherine. From here we have to figure out how to get to the glacier. We can either do some crazy rock climbing or cut through a steep snow slope. Now we are moving on the glacier. On the glacier looking toward the Ritter-Banner Saddle. On the glacier looking toward Lake Catherine. Banner Peak from the Ritter-Banner Saddle. Class 3 climbing for the most part. Reach Banner Peak On top of Banner Peak (12,936'). Breathtaking view of Thousand Island Lake from Banner Peak. On our way back to the camp.