Narao Peak
Field, B.C.
August 31, 2002

We didn't start up the Lake O'Hara access road as the Scrambles book recommended, but rather we took the trail to Ross Lake. Our reasons were two-fold. Before committing ourselves to the descent route that Kane suggests, we wished to study the goat track to Ross Lake. Second, rainfall from the previous night had drenched the forest; the several hundred metres of extra bushwhacking would have left us soaked at the start of our trip.

Gert, Dinah and I covered more distance than the direct approach, but it placed us at the same spot above the treeline where the grand views begin. We hiked and scrambled to the summit. The descent route via Ross Lake turned out to be straightforward.

KML Track


Narao Peak seen from Paget Peak


Plodding up endless talus


Heading to the ridge crest


We finally make it to the ridge


Looking east at the cirque above Ross Lake


Gert hikes along a cliff


Typical climbing on the ridge. When the scrambling looked difficult, we went around
to the right.


Scrambling up the chimney


A closer look at the chimney


Looking for a place to regain the ridge


A closer look at the two summits


Almost at the summit


On the summit looking east at an unnamed glacier


Heading back down the talus slope


Starting on the goat track above Ross Lake


Following a goat trail on the ledge on the return trip


Looking back along the slope


Heading down to the lake


From Ross Lake, the ledge appears as a long green line part way up the face


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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