3 x summer summits, 1x winter. The traverse to W st. mary looks like a fun winter route, anyone done it?
My first Mission peak and via the normal route. went with the New Rocky Mtneers club. Gerald was pleased to be the first to introduce me to this range, but even more so to see my eyes light up when he showed me the great face of Gray Wolf. I still seek a partner to do this face with.
This was a Rocky Mountaineers trip which included myself, Steven and Paul. Trail in good shape- someone has recently cleared a bunch of brush- THANKS! Didn't put ski's on till 6600'. Ascended into clouds and wind on ridge so views were non-existent. Reached summit in 4.5 hours. Snow all windblown and hard packed so ski back down was no good. Good climb though- not as difficult as I imagined it to be. Round trip in 8 hours.
First climbed with NRMs`. Climbed and skiid SE ridge April 30 2003. A steep, long hike, and a beautiful summit.
Climbed with the New Rocky Mountaineers 2 weeks before going in for knee surgery! Nice snow field at the top.
Late season climb. We camped part way up and spent all the next day climbing Peak X, Y and East St Mary's. Fresh snow and rime on the uppermost part of the mountains.
First tried the peak a month earlier, on July 6th, but turned around just before the final pitch due to huge amounts of snow on the ridge leading to the summit, plus a strong and cold wind. A month later the weather was perfect! Nice day, but it's a big mountain, and the first couple miles are steep!
Saw something on this mountain I've never seen before. There is no summit log, but there are flat rocks scattered around the mountain top that are extremely soft (I have no idea what they are), and in the past people have scratched their names/dates into those rocks with some kind of sharp instrument (maybe a nail?). Quite the concept: there's this lonely summit with names written in stone on it!