Rimwall Summit II – March 8, 2008
Mountain height: 2680
Elevation gain: 1020 m
Ascent time: 5:00
Descent time: 2:15
Snowshoeing and scrambling with Mark.
The first part of this trip was the polar opposite of last
week's thoroughly enjoyable snowshoe up
Eventually we did fortuitously stumble onto another set of snowshoe tracks that made travel considerably easier. Once treeline was reached and the snow disappeared, the remainder of the ascent was easy and very enjoyable. The weather didn't cooperate. It was especially disappointing as we arrived at the ridge. The cornice overhanging a 500 m vertical drop down the east face made for some spectacular scenery.
One rockband on the way to the summit gave us a little trouble because it was covered in snow, but other that the final push to the top was easy and scenic. We opted to follow our tracks by, as opposed to using Kane's alternate descent route, for the return trip. A very pleasant, if not effortless day.
Mark negotiates a little snow ledge
On the ridge, with The Windtower and Lougheed Behind
Lots of repetitive photos here that don’t require a caption:
Mark peaks over the edge
More of the east face
The final few metres to the summit
Mark looks towards
the Three Sisters