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Mount Niblock
Lake Louise, Alberta
July 20, 2003

Distance: 14.8 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1340 m

Dinah and I teamed up with the Hostel Hostel Outdoor Group to scramble up Mount Niblock. From the parking lot by Chateau Lake Louise, we followed the Lake Agnes trail. We passed the teahouse and hiked to the far end of the lake. Leaving the lakeshore trail, we continued west and headed to the cliffs above a scree cones. The steep cliffs called for careful consideration, but after scrambling up them, the rest of the trip was easier. We climbed to the Whyte-Niblock col and turned right for Niblock. From the col, it was a short, easy scramble to the summit.

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Mount Whyte rises above Lake Agnes

Mount Niblock appears above us

The cliffs above the scree cone present a challenge

Heading up the scree

At the falls at the top of the scree cone

Starting up the cliffs

Almost on the cliff tops

Regrouping on a precipice

Mount White

Heading up from the col

The girls pause below a cliff face

On the ridge

Great scenery in the background

Leaving the summit

Descending down the ridge

Nice solid rock here

Climbing right of this buttress leads to an more exciting ridge climb than
the gully on the left

Back at the base of the cliffs

Heading back to Lake Agnes

82 N/8 Lake Louise

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