There have been two recorded attempts to date this year on Ptarmigan and both parties have backed off due to weather and/or avalanche conditions. The route, however, appears to be in great shape. The last party to make an attempt, completed the approach and bivied at the base of the route. Overnight snow, high winds and signs of increasing avalanche danger turned these Coloradans back from their objectives. The two were not overly-excited about retracing their approach as the final section of the approach is not for the feint of heart.