Mount Richardson
Skoki, Alberta
August 3, 2003

It's nearly 9 km to hike to Hidden Lake. There is no trail from Hidden Lake to the col, but we headed for an obvious horn-shaped rock on the col where a good trail begins. The ascent straightforward from there: just follow the ridgeline.

Postscript: The following year an inexperienced woman fell to her death on Mount Richardson.

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KML Track


Mt. Richardson before reaching Hidden Lake


Hidden Lake (click for a larger image)


After passing Hidden Lake we look for a way up


Slabs on the slope


Looking back at Hidden Lake


After reaching the ridge we start up it (mouse over to look back)


The trail follows the ridge


Looking back at the ridge


Slog to the false summit


We finally reached the rocks above the scree slope


Pika Peak


Pika Peak on the left (mouse over for a close up)


First cairn (far left) marks the false summit. The true summit is some distance away.


The summit is nearly flat


Mount Redoubt above Hidden Lake


Standing on the rock where the trail begins


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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