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Nigel Peak
Jasper National Park, Alberta
July 26, 2003

Nigel Peak is great scramble with beautiful views along the way. Caroline, Dinah and I started from the Icefields Campsite. It was convenient since we camped there, although added distance from the usual start. 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


Ascending the ridge to reach the bowl


Traversing above the bowl


Crossing the bowl below the summit


On the ridge after crossing the bowl


We followed the ridge closely


Colourful mountains to the east


Still a ways to go!


The final section is steep


On the summit


Looking down at the ridge we ascended


Colourful view to the east


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


Mount Athabasca


The following day we climbed Mount Wilcox


83 C/3 Columbia Icefields

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