Which Schiesser is this ledge named after? I know of a Swiss alpinist with the name David Schiesser (he lost his life in the 1960s or 1970s, I think), but maybe it's a different Schiesser the given name has to do with? I'd be interested to know...
I believe it's named after Bernie Schiesser, a mountain guide. Whether he discovered it or not I'm not sure -- I imagine it's been in steady use since the 70s.
... Bill added a few pics. As for pics, if a picture is worth 1000 words, isn't a Google Earth .kmz worth a thousand pictures?
Alpine II for this hut approach (you consider it a route?) ? damn, I just went up and over Deltaform yesterday, coming out at Marble Canyon from parking at Moraine Lake and thought that Deltaform and return was only labeled a II???? Maybe we should call yesterdays traverse a V if Schiesser Ledges is a II...try and keep the grading on the up and up, no matter what some guidebook might say. Cheers
If you agree with the guidebook on anything to do with Deltaform being a II then I guess you're too rad for my grading system Dow.
Tom - I attached some pics that I marked up from memory(15+ years).
Probably the route is a Grade I.
Feel free to use one of the pics as a primary image pic and you should attach the page to Mount Little and to Alpine Club of Canada Hut List pages.
Thanks Bill. I don't even remember giving it a UIAA grade, but PD or PD- I think tells the story. I'll update it to read I.