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!