The weather, and a partner (thanks Marianne!), finally aligned yesterday for a brillaint day out on the classic traverse from Homer to Gertrude saddle, via Mt Macpherson and Traverse pass. The route is straight forward without any technical climbing (the rope stayed in my pack), although it does feature some nice scrambling on solid granite - particularly on Talbot's Ladder, the section above Homer Saddle. We opted for clumsy boots, but in good summer conditions trail runners and light crampons would likely be more fun.
Near the top of Talbot's ladder