West Ridge (Normal Route) Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1994
Second Canadian Rockies 11,000'er (first was Athabasca about one month earlier). ACC trip with Andy Evans as leader, Andy and another ACC gal (Colleen ?) did North Face route. Tim Bester and I did the standard West Ridge route. Prefect conditions, but a lot of forest fire smoke blocking our view.
Dave, Ferenc, and I started for the summit at 2am after having 3 hours sleep and a 14 slog to the base camp the day before. I ran out out of steam 300 meters from the summit. Dave and Ferenc made the summit. It was a beautiful climb though. The Glacier River crossing was extremely difficult due to high meltwater.