Jimmy Simpson, Mount

elevation: 2,940 m. height gain: 1,000 m.
area: Icefields Parkway,AB map 82 N/9-10
1998-Jan


Ref: Chic Scott's Summits and Icefields on our way
About to start climbing.
Ski mountaineering: RT 8.0. Our friend Wess came along, we managed an early start, 6 AM, from Num-Ti-Jah Lodge. The weather started out nice with high clouds but the sky soon covered. We planned this trip because snow conditions were right and the snowpack was relatively stable. This is a major concern as there is a section before the col ascending a ramp in a very exposed position. Triggering an avalanche could carry us over the high cliffs. We almost skied right up to the top. The summit view was diminished by low clouds, we still took the time to enjoy the feat and drink some tea. Fab was feeling sick, he was pleased this ascent was done; he wanted to leave. The ski back down the col was great, the traverse took very little time. We were down on the flats slightly after the noon hour.  slightly exposed
Ramp before the col with steep avalanche slopes on the left and high cliffs on the right.
looking back at the ramp
Coming up the col.
st-nick is visible in the background
Top of the col, almost there.
at the top
Yeah, we made it! Can we go down now?
yeah man
Cup o' tea anybody?
awesome trip
Another one for the books!
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