First time we climbed and planned to Bivy. Took ski lift up to mid station, then hiked to the summit of Lake Louise resort. Ridge walked around towards Richardson. Took the wrong way ended up climbing (what I remember) to be a fairly sketchy "you don't want to slip here" chute and small cliffs to the west of the summit. Slept on a small ridge South (?) of the summit and all I can remember is the most incredible stars I had seen until that point in my life. We slogged the long way out around the resort after swimming in the small lake at the bottom of Brown Shirt (ski run name)
Great long weekend at Hidden Lake Campground, spend 3 nights and bagged 5 summits. Summitted with great friends Keith F. and Jock R. via standard scramble route. Richardson was my 24th summit of my life. Perfect weather and dry conditions.
Bagged all three back at Hidden Lake and added a 4th, the un-named peak situated between Pika and Ptarmigan Peaks....saw where one other reported that it was feasible...actually did not make for that long of a day, besides the 7000' accumulated gain. There is a cairn on the un-named peak, so I am not the only one going up it. This is no traverse, you do have to lose elevation every time to re-tag. If solo and athletic, you can put these away and not even use the Hidden Lake campsite. Cheers.