Assiniboine Climber's Log

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Fuggedaboudit - Jun 19, 2006 12:39 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2005

North Face  Sucess!

Winter conditions.

UncleBob - Aug 22, 2005 2:53 am

Route Climbed: North ridge Date Climbed: August 13, 2005  Sucess!

Lots of snow for summer conditions, 13 hour round trip from the hind hut. Straightforward (if you're not bonked) but sustained climbing.

Thanks for the beer, whoever you are :)

brutus of wyde

brutus of wyde - Apr 12, 2005 6:01 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 2003  Sucess!

Nurse Ratchet and I had the mountain to ourselves on a warm, dry August day. Climbed to the summit unroped in tennis shoes, ate a hot lunch and napped for an hour before breaking out the rope for the rappels.

Pawel Krol

Pawel Krol - Mar 3, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: North Ridge Date Climbed: july 2004  Sucess!

Did not summit, bad conditions of snow, ice, weather


jstanley - Apr 7, 2004 5:47 pm

Route Climbed: normal (north) route Date Climbed: 17 July 1968  Sucess!

My father Edward Stanley, brother Bevan Stanley, and I, under the leadership of Rudi Gertsch, climbed this peak in winter conditions from the lodge at Sunburst Lake. The summit was completely socked in. The round trip took 18 hours. Since the time of this ascent the glacier has retreated and the approach route has been modified.

mtnfoto - Jan 20, 2004 5:39 pm

Route Climbed: North Face Date Climbed: Summer 1977

Retreated just above the Red Band due to stormy and windy conditions. Lots of loose rock on this route, I got hit in the face with a fist sized stone on our descent.

Wyoming Bob

Wyoming Bob - Aug 14, 2003 10:00 pm

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August 7, 2003

Second try did the trick. Summer conditions, took axe and crampons, never used.

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e_wire - Jun 10, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: South Face Date Climbed: August 2001

We underestimated the route. The South Face is very wide and somewhat challanges your route finding habilities. We reached about 3400 m and turned aroud due to clouds and also lack of time.

jdmillerclimb - Sep 22, 2002 7:46 am

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 23, 02  Sucess!

3 hrs. from the lodge up to the hind hut on the 22nd.

Early start on the 23rd (4:00a.m.) under ideal conditions. Loose snow and some ice but generally dry conditions. Crampons should be brought along. Did not use them that day but 2 days prior most climbers did which gives you an idea of how things can change close to the continental divide. While its a straightforward 5.5 on a fine day one should not under estimate this mountain. The ridge is completely exposed so mistakes are unacceptable. Poor weather can make things messy cranking up the tech level several notches especially under icy conditions.

Summit in 4 hrs - less to descend. One needs to be very careful of people below when descending on this rotten heap of rock.

Wyoming Bob

Wyoming Bob - Sep 12, 2002 4:10 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route/North Face Date Climbed: August 12, 2002

One of 8 unassociated groups (20 climbers) on peak, snow, ice, verglas, and a turn around just above the red band. No summit for any group that day. Will try again under drier conditions.

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