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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