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Anyone climbed Mount Bryce's NE Ridge?

Postby Kai » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:54 am

Anyone climbed Mount Bryce in the Canadian Rockies?

What time of year would be best for a climb via the NE Ridge?
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Postby Bill Kerr » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:52 pm

August is best bet. Note slow melt this year so far so may not get good conditions this year.
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Postby Dow Williams » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:05 pm

Bill Kerr wrote:August is best bet. Note slow melt this year so far so may not get good conditions this year.


The infamous weather charm has yet to arrive Bill. I take it you will be ready to get out for a day or two eh?
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Postby Bill Kerr » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:18 pm

Dow - Your ability to charm the weather may be tested a lot this summer. Lots of rain(snow up high) this May /June is making for a slow start and the wet mountains create an afternoon thunderstorm cycle. This may be the year to do all the North face snow/ice routes or else stick to the lower rock routes.

Yes - I will be available for a scramble/climb or two.

Bill
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Postby James_W » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:33 am

Bill Kerr wrote:Dow - Your ability to charm the weather may be tested a lot this summer. Lots of rain(snow up high) this May /June is making for a slow start and the wet mountains create an afternoon thunderstorm cycle. This may be the year to do all the North face snow/ice routes or else stick to the lower rock routes.

Yes - I will be available for a scramble/climb or two.

Bill


I was just scoping things out from Canmore to Rogers Pass, come on snow melt! I was surprised to see the campgrounds in Glacier National Park still closed.
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Postby Bill Kerr » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:21 pm

The warm and sunny weather finally arrives :D
and of course it correlates to Dow arriving this week.
Lots of water running now and everything is sliding off so need to be careful for a while.
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Postby Dow Williams » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:07 pm

Bill Kerr wrote:The warm and sunny weather finally arrives :D
and of course it correlates to Dow arriving this week.
Lots of water running now and everything is sliding off so need to be careful for a while.


finally, Bill admits what he has known all along deep down (even though he held back my powers last year)....now if I can just Harden up JW, most of my Canadian Rockies goals will have been accomplished before I even arrive!
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Postby James_W » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:52 pm

Dow Williams wrote:
Bill Kerr wrote:The warm and sunny weather finally arrives :D
and of course it correlates to Dow arriving this week.
Lots of water running now and everything is sliding off so need to be careful for a while.


finally, Bill admits what he has known all along deep down (even though he held back my powers last year)....now if I can just Harden up JW, most of my Canadian Rockies goals will have been accomplished before I even arrive!


Have you been up the east ridge of Mt. Edith Cavell? I know it is only 5.3 but looks great! I think Revelstoke is going to harden me up pretty fast.
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Postby Bill Kerr » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:04 pm

East ridge on Cavell should be on everyone's list. Some great stuff that is nearer to you at Rogers pass area - Sir Donald, Tupper, etc.

Haha - we all need to harden up but Dow's comment on hardening up JW was probably directed at Jason W and not at you :D
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Postby James_W » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:51 pm

Bill Kerr wrote:East ridge on Cavell should be on everyone's list. Some great stuff that is nearer to you at Rogers pass area - Sir Donald, Tupper, etc.

Haha - we all need to harden up but Dow's comment on hardening up JW was probably directed at Jason W and not at you :D


The even better stuff in the Selkirks require days of travel of a helicopter. Doh! on the JW thing.
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Postby KenGlover » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:17 pm

Yes August is a good bet, or as soon the sharp snowy main summit ridge is solid enough to climb across - early season this can be mushy, steeper sides and more corniced than Mt Victoria south summit ridge.
Approach is the crux - consult bivouac.com for good details on this.
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Postby Dow Williams » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:33 pm

Hey, just now saw your post, no I have not. But it is in condition as of now. Barry just went up the North Face this week. I might try and get that done next week, one of the 50 North American classics. I was on the summit of Mount Forbes (highest peak in Alberta and beautiful remote back country) yesterday morning at 9:30am via its north face route. Most everything is in good shape right now for sure. Good luck James.

James_W wrote:
Dow Williams wrote:
Bill Kerr wrote:The warm and sunny weather finally arrives :D
and of course it correlates to Dow arriving this week.
Lots of water running now and everything is sliding off so need to be careful for a while.


finally, Bill admits what he has known all along deep down (even though he held back my powers last year)....now if I can just Harden up JW, most of my Canadian Rockies goals will have been accomplished before I even arrive!


Have you been up the east ridge of Mt. Edith Cavell? I know it is only 5.3 but looks great! I think Revelstoke is going to harden me up pretty fast.
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