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Septimus, Rosseau, and the Misthorns # 11594

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Date: 2008.07.25
Vantage Point: Flower Ridge

Caption: Looking towards Septimus-Rosseau-Misthorn massif, with Flower Ridge in the middle foreground

PhotoDescr: Flower Ridge is one of the gems of Strathcona Park. This photo was taken on the first day of a three-day traverse from Flower Ridge to Cream Lake. The weather was pretty nice early in the day, but deteriorated by the time we had set up camp on the ridge.

This photo shows the main Mount Rosseau massif. Mount Septimus is the main peak on the right. The standard route up Septimus is from Cream Lake up a gully which brings you to the notch visible on the right skyline. Then you work up the glacier to a rock scramble to the summit.

The middle cluster of peaks is Mount Rosseau. The group on the left (with snow gulleys to the summit) is the Misthorns. While not on the Canadian NTS maps, Misthorn is the official name for the peak on the left. This name was given by A.O. Wheeler during early exploration of the area.

On the far left of the massif is the sub-peak called Margaret Peak. Our traverse took us to the left shoulder of that mountain, then around to the other side of the massif.

In the middle foreground is the final stretch of Flower Ridge, which heads off to the left to go to Shepherd Ridge, Tzela Lake, and the Comox Glacier.

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