Maybe I missed the sarcasm tag, but I don't understand this. People climb routes like Quandary during snow storms all the time, and the vast majority live to tell about it. Obviously, that sort of endeavor is a different thing than following the line of tourists up the standard route in July, but it isn't as though one is guaranteed death simply by attempting a mountain like that in the winter.Bill G wrote:But if there's a call for snow on the day you start out you have two choices. 1) Don't go or 2) Make sure your will is up to date.
So long as one avoids avalanche terrain, which can for the most part be done on routes like that, climbing them any time of year isn't that extreme of an undertaking. I probably wouldn't recommend it as a first 14er for most people, but it is far from a "If it snows that day, you'll die" sort of proposition.