Caldron Peak GR:314297

elevation: 2,911 m. height gain: 600 m. (from Caldron Lake)
area: Icefields Parkway,AB map 82 N/10
2009-Aug-07


Ref: Vern Dewit's Explor8ion caldron
Caldron Peak from Mistaya Mountain.
Scramble: RT 13.0 (including Mistaya Mountain); 1.0 from the saddle, bottom of Caldron's southern west ridge. This ascent is not as pleasant as Mistaya Mountain's snow gully. The initial traverse in blocky terrain to the westerly slopes followed by loose rubble makes one look for firm ground. Once at the top, it clearly becomes a worthwhile outing, which offers awesome views. The fact that this was the second summit today also added a sense of accomplishment! Now we must return to the car in good time to go pick-up our hounds boarded at the kennel for the first time! saddle
Heading towards the saddle.
the ascent
A simple plod to the summit.
along the way
Mistaya Mountain and the snow gully ascent.
summit ridge
On the summit ridge.
a gap in the ridge
Peyto Lake below the sheer east side.
cairn ahead
Summit cairn ahead.
awesome view
Caldron Lake, Peyto Peak and Mount Baker (right).
patterson
Mount Patterson situated north-west.
peyto lake
Peyto Lake and the gravel flats.
heading down
Time to head down.
peyto peak
Lovely landscape.
mount thompson
Mount Thompson and more lovely landscape.
above the headwall
The approach from above the headwall.
traverse above headwall
Looking back at the trail above the headwall.
moraine
Well-worn trail on the moraine.
log crossing
Logs bridging a raging, milky torrent.
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