Despite the long haul up a gully, Vermillion Peak is an enjoyable scramble and impossible to get lost. I was fascinated by the immense flat shale flakes. I wish though we had clearer views of the surroundings peaks but clouds and haze prevented that. The ridge appeared well-trodden and we found it was usually best to stay on top of the ridge instead of traveling below the crest.
Vermillion Peak from the highway
Starting up the gully
Partway up, the mountain appears
Vermilion Peak seen from the top of the gully. We headed to the far right of the ridge.
We skirted the base of the ridge looking for a suitable spot to ascend.
Scrambling up a weakness to the ridge crest
Once on the ridge we followed it to the summit
The ridge starts off gentle before deteriorating into jagged edge
The summit lies ahead
Scrambling across a narrow section of the ridge
We skirted below the crest here
Almost at the summit
Dinah relaxes on the summit
Heading down from the summit
82 N/1 Mount Goodsir
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