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Mount Whymper
Kootenay National Park, Alberta
October 6, 2001

Distance: 7.1 km (4.4 mi)
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1275 m
(4183 ft)

Mount Whymper is a delightful scramble that lends itself to a variety of ways up. Lots to explore here! Following the route description in Scrambles, Dinah and I ascended the southeast gully. It was such an engaging scramble, that we got carried away and were slow to work our way left. When we reached the base of impossible cliffs, we realized we had to traverse left. But we soon gained the summit ridge leaving us with a short hike to the top.

KML and GPX Tracks

Mount Whymper from the highway

Near the start of the climb, a stairway points the way

These aren't small steps!

Storm Mountain

Higher up, the slope opens up

Looking back down the gully

Plenty of scrambling possibilities

Which way to go?

These cliffs look impossible but there's a hidden slot chimney

We squeezed up the chimney (mouse over to view the bottom)

After a time, we realized we had to traverse left to gain the ridge

This mountain goat fled when we neared the summit

Boom Mountain

View west

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