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Dow WilliamsFirst 2006 register sign in...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Dow Williams

Made a traverse out of it...with snow, I say stay left and do a little climbing through those massive blocks. That was entertaining....no reason not to descend the south ridge. The major fire left the slopes below easily penetrable. Don't follow the drainage out, pain in the ass. 4.5 hrs round trip. Cheers.
Posted Jun 6, 2006 8:32 pm

CdnRockyGalRoute Climbed: Southeast Date Climbed: July 1, 2005

CdnRockyGal

If you don't have a lot of climbing experience, this one might make you whimper a little bit! Whymper was our (Greg, Bill, Frederic, and me) goal for Canada Day, and although we didn't make it to the summit, it was a beautiful day for scrambling, with breathtaking views of Stanley Glacier, Mount Ball, and Storm Mountain directly across from us. There were still substancial patches of snow that we were able to use as we proceeded up the avalanche gully--otherwise it was pretty slow-going with the big rocks and cliff bands, especially after slogging through remnants of the 2003 fire from the beginning. We decided to turn around about 100m from the top, as there was a lot of snow and we were not properly equiped and still relatively inexperienced! Round trip was approx. 7 hours.



Besides being able to hear the traffic from Hwy 93, it's a solitary hike with absolutely gorgeous views!
Posted Jul 5, 2005 4:22 pm

MoniRoute Climbed: South slope to West ridge Date Climbed: 27 May 1979  Sucess!

Moni

When climbing in Canada, you always have Plan A, B and C ready:

Plan A is the climb you want to do; Plan B is a climb you could do in nearly any weather and Plan C is the bar in Banff. Anyway, Whympfer was Plan B - and that just barely. Weather was awful, but I was tired of the bars....
Posted Jul 11, 2004 7:19 pm

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: South Slopes to West Ridge Date Climbed: 27 May 1979  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

Climbed with Moni Spicker.



A cold, blustery, snowy day with about 4 inches of new snow on everything. We made the best of it anyway.
Posted Jul 11, 2004 5:33 pm

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