May 09 03
I couldn’t resist sending another report from a superb trip I did yesterday with Garland Jonker.
Mt. Niblock is the northernmost peak in the peaks surrounding Lake Louise. As shown in the pictures, attaining its summit involves a lot more than skiing: crampons were needed for a short stretch of bulletproof snow leading up to the col, and the summit ridge was quite airy. Our stay on the summit was brief because heavy black clouds arrived just as we did. By the time that we were back to our skis we were in the midst of a snowstorm, which changed to rain about halfway down the mountain. Needless to say, I was in “survival skiing” mode the whole way.
Data: 4h20m to the summit; 1h50m to descend to the car. Elevation gain 1200m
A day of high adventure in the Canadian Rockies!
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