Anytime you add snow and ice to a route up a mountain you
increase the level of risk substantially as compared to doing class 1 and 2
scrambles on dry rock. I do intend to do a few Alpine Climbs as conditions
present themselves. Of course I would always recommend taking a
mountaineering course first or learning from an experienced mountaineer.
Climbing and crossing glaciers is not to be taken lightly and many have met
their demise doing so. Doing all you can to know the route, best times of
the year for ascent, minimizing risk and recognizing possible dangers is
paramount to returning safely. I donít expect this section of my web site to
be a big one as my motto has always been to get to the summit the easiest
and safest way possible. I spend my time in the mountains for the exercise,
the scenery, and just getting away from the big city.
Anyways please enjoy my one alpine climb presented here
as I thoroughly enjoyed Crowfoot Mountain and would do this one again. It is
more of a long scramble but it falls under alpine climbs because you must
cross a glacier for 30-40 minutes. It might be possible to climb the rock
next to the glacier to the upper mountain but there was at least one section
that looked pretty difficult. Only the very experienced scrambler might want
to give it a go.
DISCLAIMER Ė ALPINE CLIMBS IN THE MOUNTAINS HAVE
INHERENT RISKS AND THE MATERIAL PRESENTED HERE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE
INFORMATION TO HELP A CLIMBER AVOID ONLY SOME OF THE RISKS. VARIABLE
WEATHER, CHANGING ROUTE CONDITIONS, POOR DECISION MAKING, ILL PREPAREDNESS
ETC. CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SERIOUS INJURY, EVEN DEATH. CLIMBERS USE THIS
MATERIAL AT THEIR OWN RISK AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR
CONSEQUENCES THAT COME ABOUT IN CLIMBING THESE PEAKS.