Chris and Kurt starting on the descent, with Mt. St. Helen’s on the horizon. Kurt was very tired and it was close to midnight before we reached the tent sites at Emmons Flats above Camp Schurman. (It was so late that other climbers were starting to wake up and prepare for the next day’s climb up the Emmons Glacier.) Fortunately the Emmons Glacier descent is much easier than the Liberty Ridge and there was a good track for us to follow.