Sir Donald Photos
The NW arÍte route follows the left skyline and
consists of 1800 feet of moderate climbing on quartzite.
By early October the snow is starting to build up on the
north face but the west side of the ridge remains dry.
Although the climbing is not difficult the exposure is
The Trans Canada Highway far below can be seen but not
The Selkirk Mountains fill the northern horizon
A welcome rest at the summit provides a vista extending
from the Rockies to the Bugaboos and west to the Monashee
The Dawson Group dominates the Illeciliwaet Glacier
Craig Ellis Mountain Guiding