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Mount Richardson
Skoki, Banff National Park, Alberta
August 3, 2003

Mount Richardson is largely a higke, but 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.

KML Track


On the trail to Hidden Lake


Mt. Richardson before reaching Hidden Lake


Hidden Lake


The col is left, just out of sight


Fireweed brighten the slopes


Slabs on the lower slope


Higher up, the slope gives way to talus


Looking back at Hidden Lake


After reaching the col we started up the ridge (mouse over to look back)


The trail follows the ridge


Looking back along the ridge


Slog to the false summit


We finally reached the rocks above the scree slope


Pika Peak above the col


Pika Peak lies east (mouse over for a close-up)


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


The summit ridge is nearly flat


On the summit


Mount Redoubt above Hidden Lake


Coming back down the trail in the scree


Standing on the rock where the trail begins


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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