NE ridge/face from Cannivan Gulch Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012
North summit. Came in from the Vipond Park area - first time there and it is beautiful! While I was climbing the upper slopes I saw someone come up into the basin on a motorcycle and begin the climb up on foot. I decided to wait at the top until the mysterious stranger arrived instead of heading over to the south summit. It turned out that it was Karl - a very nice man (age 70!) who told me all about the lifetime of adventures he has accumulated in the Big Hole area - including a snowmobiling trip to the top of Black Lion a few years back that almost killed him! We talked for a long time up there and on the way back down to his bike before we parted ways. What an unexpected encounter! Thanks for all the stories Karl! Oh - it's a gorgeous mountain - I'll be back some day!