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Ruby Mountain from the West # 10012

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Date: 2007.06.30
Vantage Point: From GMMC Mountain summit

Caption: Ruby Mountain, with Redcap Mountain visible to its left

PhotoDescr: This side of Ruby Mountain shows a much lower angle slope than the view from Redcap Mountain. See Ruby and Thistle from Redcap. Anyone with the desire to climb Ruby and an ATV or good high-clearance small 4X4 could ascend the 19-km Ruby Creek trail to Ruby Falls, climb on foot past Ruby Falls to the upper Ruby Creek valley below this aspect of Ruby, and probably find a way onto the slopes of Ruby's west side.

This picture was taken from the summit of an unnamed peak on the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park during a Grant MacEwan Mountain Club five-day backpack from the Cardinal Divide, over Rocky (Cardinal) Pass, and up to Southesk Pass. When we climbed the peak northeast of the pass to see if we could find a route onto the Thistle Mountain ridgeline, the summit was uncairned, so we decided to give it the unofficial name of GMMC Mountain. The left foreground is the eastern buttress of GMMC Mountain.

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