Pollinger, Mount (Traverse)

elevation: 2,816 m. height gain: 110 m. (from the Kiwetinok/Pollinger Col)
area: Yoho Park,BC map 82 N/10
2012-Aug-12


Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
heading to pollinger


Heading to Mount Pollinger.
Hike: RT:14.0 (including Mount Kerr, Kiwetinok Peak and Mount McArthur); half an hour up from the Kiwetinok/Pollinger Col. Mount Pollinger is the freebee summit of the quartet, it is just a bump along the connecting ridge to Mount McArthur. If it wasn't for the steep drop-off on its north side, it would be quite uneventful! For people wanting to continue to Mount McArthur, good scrambling skills and a good head for heights are required for the 15-meter plus downclimb. There's a bypass on the east side but any remaining snow can render it unsafe. We came prepared for this section and brought a rope!
mount kerr's summits


Mount Kerr's summits with Mounts Marpole and Carnarvon behind.


mounts mcarthur and pollinger


Mounts McArthur (left) and Pollinger (right).


view north-west


North-western view with Mount Mummery.


just a short hike


Just a short hike!


at the top


At the top, Fab rigs up an anchor for the 15-meter plus downclimb.


south entrance of bypass


The south entrance of the bypass is visible next to the snow.


kiwetinok peak


Looking back at Kiwetinok Peak.


Continue on to McArthur
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