Saint Nicholas, Mount

elevation: 2,970 m. height gain: 1,000 m.
area: Wapta Icefield,AB map 82 N/9-10

Ref: Chic Scott's Summits and Icefields
lower down

On our way to Bow Hut.
Ski mountaineering: After having a pancake breakfast at Bow Hut, Fab and I started preparing for an attempt on Saint Nich. We roped up and traveled up the glacier, circling the west flank of the imposing mountain to its southern col. The objective is not very far from there but it is more exposed. We left our skis but remained roped up. The summit ridge is sheer on the west side and the east side consists of steep snow slopes. The final pitch to the summit is steep; a well anchored hip belay was enough to give me the confidence to make it up and down that section.
at bow hut

Late pancake breakfast in a busy hut.

st nick

Circling Mount Saint Nicholas.

at the col

Saint Nich's summit ridge from the col, the summit is the furthest peak.

on the edge

Sheer west side.

on the summit

At the top.


Crowfoot from the top of Saint Nicholas.
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