Date may be wrong. A very involved effort. Did not mark my entry to the Thunderbird Glacier and wound up lost for an hour in the sun. Had to hike afterward to Kootenai Lakes and wound up with boot rot and blisters. Poor planning really. Took the goat trail and thought about 9125 but was satisfied with Thunderbird. Its just what a mountain ought to look like. Brown Pass is horribly ugly and buggy, but also made a good base camp for Boulder Peak. Hoped for others but I was barely walking after my feet got soaked by rain and wet plants on the hike in, then the climbing.
VERN INGRAHAM AND I CLIMBED THE W FACE TRAVERSE ROUTE FOLLOWING ASCENTS OF SENTINEL AND PK 9125(WORTH THE ADD'L EFFORT) FROM OUR BASE CAMP AT BOWMAN PASS CG. WE RETURNED TO A WRECKED TENT WITH GRIZ PRINTS CROSSING IT! THE BEAR REMOVED VERN'S CLEAN PAIR OF SHORTS FOR OUR RETURN TRIP TO WATERTON AND CONSUMED MAYBE 20% OF HIS FOAM SLEEPING PAD AFTER RIPPING TEARS IN HIS SLEEPING BAG. NO FOOD WAS IN OR NEAR THE TENT...WE SUSPECT THE SCENT OF THE CLINGFREE SHEETS USED TO WASH HIS CLOTHES MIGHT HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE
Route Climbed: West Face Traverse Date Climbed: August 1969
Climbed with Bill Bishop
We got a boat ride to the end of Bowman Lake, camped in Hole-in-the-Wall Cirque, climbed the peak, and hiked out to Waterton Lake where we caught the commercial boat for a ride to Canada where we had a car waiting.