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Mount Sir Richard and the McBride Glacier from the North # 1656

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Date: 2002.05.14
Vantage Point: From the McBride Glacier

Caption: The North Face of Mt. Sir Richard from the McBride Glacier

PhotoDescr: Taken on the morning of day three of a six day traverse of the McBride Range. The McBride Glacier flows about four kilometres from the summit of Mt. Sir Richard down to the headwaters of the Cheakamus River and gives one of the longer continuous ski runs in Garibaldi Park. Too bad we were going south, there was about six inches of new snow!

The traverse of the McBride Range is typically completed in a North-South direction so that beautiful north-facing slopes are ascended, while sun baked, slushy south-facing slopes are descended. I still do not know why this is!

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