It took eight hours of climbing to get there. In truth it took many years. Most of the journey up was on a heavily crevassed glacier. Most of the slots had easy walk-arounds, short jumps or snow bridges to walk over, but the big impasse was about half way up. It was about 50 feet across and at least as deep. There was no way to cross it, so I turned right and led the wedding party along its lower edge, looking for a spot where the gap narrowed to a point we could all jump.