Nigel Peak

elevation: 3,211 m. height gain: 1,175 m.
area: Icefields Parkway,AB map 83 C/3
2006-Aug-17


Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies scree slope
Long scree slope at the start.
Scramble: RT 6.5. We camped at Wilcox campground. The next morning we started on the grassy slopes really early, there was frost everywhere and it was crisp. We were lucky and got firm scree up the initial slope, it really wasn't that bad. The rest was quite nice, we quickly gained altitude with the most awesome view around. The final snow slope to the summit is steepish but there is a fool-proof catch basin that would stop a fall from going too far; our doggy followed up behind us in the kicked steps. The highlight: watching Winston coming down the snow slope to meet with Fab at full-on velocity, legs in the air sideways trying to make the turn. "He's coming in hot" is what I recall yelling!!!  Great memories... top of scree slope
Near the top of the scree slope.
kitchener
Looking past Mount Wilcox towards Kitchener.
looking south
Looking south; Mount Saskatchewan at far right.
athabasca
Nice view of Mount Athabasca.
summit block
The trail traverses left under the summit block, at the lower edge of the shade.
summit cairn
Summit cairn.
twins
The Twins in the distance.
snow slope
Very nice snow slope.
chephren
Mount Chephren and White Pyramid.
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