Nigel Peak
Icefields Parkway, Alberta
July 26, 2003

A great scramble with beautiful views along the way. We started from the Icefields Campsite which was a mistake as it added unnecessary distance, but we encountered no difficulties in following Kane's route. We made our way up the first ridge before crossing the northwest bowl to reach the second ridge. We followed the second ridge to the summit. After spending a while on the summit we retraced on steps, except to come down on fast scree below the first ridge.

KML Track


Nigel Peak from Columbia Icefields


Hiking to the base of Nigel Peak


Slogging up to the first ridge


We get our first good look at the summit


Traversing above the bowl


Crossing the basin below the summit


Plenty of snow!


View ahead


Colorful mountains to the east


Still a ways to go!


The final section is steep


On the summit


Looking down at the ridge we ascended


Descending from the summit. The snow was too steep to descend so we scrambled down.


Tangle Ridge and Wilcox Lake


Heading back from the ridge above the basin


Finding some good scree to descend


The following day we climbed Mount Wilcox


83 C/3 Columbia Icefields

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