Dates: Late Winter 2006: April
Participants: Solo: Author and Carrie:
Author, Wietse and Antri
Time: 3:30 to 6:00
- Technical: 3
this peak twice before in poor winter conditions and was stopped the first time about 50% of the way up due to a lack of comfort
in the party and then a second time solo at about 60% of the way up due to bad weather and route finding problems in the deep
snow. On April 16, 2006 Linda and I made it (almost) to the summit. A cornice, icy rock, exposure and severe wind stopped us just shy of the cairn.
of 2006, Antri, Wietse and I blazed up this mountain and tagged the summit cairn.
below are from several different trips.
Antri soloing a short low 5th class pitch on the ridge. I ascended a bit more to the right in the corner [Last
Going light, bowline/kiwi coil and a running belay using some rock ribs and trees for friction while coming
down from the very icy rock behind me. [First Trip]
Looking back at the ascent ridge from the upper scree slopes[Last Trip]
Wietse on the upper scree slopes with Nakiska in the background [Last Trip].
Wietse on the exposed summit ridge. Extremely poor conditions and a large cornice stopped Linda and I here
on a prior trip.
Wieste about to down climb from the summit ridge [Last Trip].
Standing on the rock solid frozen creek near the beginning of the climb [First Trip]. On my second trip the creek
had overflown its bank and I bailed pretty badly on the ice in full view of traffic going down Hwy. 40