Bring sandals so you can walk across the water faster as the water was very cold. I only managed to walk barefoot in the water for less than 5 seconds and hoped onto rocks as my legs were so cold that it was painful. The small sized hail,wind and rain for 20 mins as we were close to the ridge was not very fun and made the rock quite slick. Luckily the loud thunder and rain stopped once we reach the summit and we walked along the ridge for a bit until the scrambling looked a little more difficult. The scrambling didn't look as hard as Mt. Crandell but the rock looked loose so I don't think I would of enjoyed the scrambling. If we started earlier and the sky wasn't so cloudy we might of considered going to the last high point.
Route Climbed: Ridge Traverse Date Climbed: July, 2004
I saw eight marmots and one pika this day and heard zillions more of each. Of course, this is also some of the better grizzly habitat in Lake Louise and you will see plenty of evidence of that. Golden Eye ducks were on the lakes as well. Great views, I recommend it.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."