Had a great day with Doug and Everette. My kind of crew. Typical stormy day in 2005. I recommend this Lake Louise approach over the Paradise Valley option. It works like a charm. Just stay away from the northeast wall of the Mitre on ascent of the snow/ice gully to the col. I did not feel the hazards in this area were as overwhelming as Sean’s guide book might suggest. Oh and don’t forget your crampons as I did, might make you feel a tad more secure descending from the col.