Route Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: June 15, 2005
Had a partner from Australia this day. These June snow conditions, as reflected on the main page, are extremely unusual. However, from the summit, I could tell it only got worse further east. Mount Bogart looked in full winter condition. The entire front range has far more snow and ice than I have ever witnessed in June.
I do enjoy these wintry like conditions on scrambles as they serve as solid preparation for more technical summer alpine climbs. I can imagine however that certain routes and mountains, particularly Assiniboine, might make for challenging climbing if conditions do not improve.