Andromache, Mount

elevation: 2,996 m. height gain: 1,140 m.
area: Icefields Parkway,AB map 82 N/9

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Mount Andromache from the campground.
Scramble: We stayed at the Mosquito campground. Short approach, the ascent to the ridge is enjoyable but longer and looser than I expected. The weather was less than perfect, zero visibility and snow squalls higher up; we almost walked right pass the summit cairn! The summit stay was short, it was somewhat cold. We decided not to attempt the higher unmarked peak Kane mentions. Instead we warmed up coming down the blocky terrain near the top. About halfway down the shoulder, the sun started peeking through the clouds. That was bitter sweet; the sun felt so nice, but the timing... It would have been nice to see something up there, be comfortable and even perhaps continue to the unmarked peak but we can't have it all. It was still an amazing trip!
nice waterfall

Very nice waterfall along the way.

along the way

Looking back from the shoulder.

nice plod

The ascent up the shoulder.


The glacier on the back side.

summit ridge

Summit ridge.

at the top

At the top in a snow squall.

hector lake

Weather clearing on the descent.
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