Mount Field (attempt)
September 20, 2003
Mount Field is considered an easy scramble, so Dinah and I didn't expect to have any trouble climbing it even though it was late in the season. However, when we reached the snow-covered crux, we were stymied: it appeared too steep and slippery to scramble up. And since it was an easy scramble, we hadn't brought helmets. It seemed prudent to abort even though we were only 40 m below the summit. We returned in 2005 and easily ascended Mount Field in dry conditions.
Hiking up the trail in the mist
After ascending a few hundred metres we saw why the trail was so misty!
Mount Field in our sights
On the lower slopes
We worked our way right to gain the ridge
On the ridge
Checking out the scrambling route
The cliff band was full of snow
Heading back down the trail