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West Face of Assiniboine # 10971

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Date: 2002.08.18
Vantage Point: From High on the East Ridge of The Marshall

Caption: Mount Assiniboine in its early winter regalia

PhotoDescr: See Trip Report #2063 for an account of David Shadbolt's and my attempt on The Marshall from Assiniboine Lake. I snapped this picture as I clawed my way up the second or third tower between our ascent couloir and the summit, and just before David and I glared at each other in mutual agreement that it was time to bail. You can tell that it is one of those horridly frigid days in late summer when temperatures and winds make climbing painful and awkward.

In the centre of the photo and to the right of Assiniboine, you can clearly see difficult, if diminutive, Mount Sturdee (see Trip Report 1500); and just barely peeking out from behind Sturdee is Lunette.

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