It was not until reading this page I realized this was a climb. Attacked, and I do mean attacked this as a overly confident 16yr old. I remember snow patches and sketchiness above the resort and my partner below me looking up with a sense of "concern" telling me not to &&$*$ fall. Kicking steps in with approach shoes. Made true summit in a heavy fat flake snow flurry. Descended in a monsoon. At one point my partner started laughing as we were jumping down the mountain aiming for the huge(at the time) alders/bushes and I had tumbled. Ended up with a pole bent perfectly the shape of my head. Awesome time!!!!
Route Climbed: NE Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: June, 2004
I made this summit and return in a record setting 4 hours. Lightning puts pep in your step. The intention this day was a nice leisurely climb with friends. However, because we were all having such a great visit, when we reached the east summit, everybody failed to notice that we had not reached the true summit! We retreated all the way back to the col above the ski resort before we noticed our error. Storm clouds were forming and I was on my own if I wanted to head back and complete the climb. It took me 20 minutes to get back to the east summit and 50 minutes total to reach the west summit. These are not anywhere close to normal times. I was booking to avoid the weather. On retreat I chose the drainage below the col between the west and east summit and had my loyal Land Rover cabbie service pick me up on the Trans-Canada. Cheers!