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.
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!
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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