Two days after Cougar Mountain in the front range, literally no snow at 10,000' on the Icefields Parkway compared to knee deep in Elbow Provincial? Clear fast day, multiple ascent options, I chose right to col and then traverse. Some party of 3 had gone up the day prior and one of the party chose the same route while the other two went left. One of those straight up scrambles that although it goes fast, does seem like forever. No wildlife sighted this day, just quite and sunny.