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Mount Kitchener's Southeast Face from Mount Athabasca's North Glacier # 1686

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Date: 2002.05.19
Vantage Point: From toe of Mount Athabasca's North Glacier

Caption: The serac and cornice-threatened southeast face of Mount Kitchener does not welcome climbers.

PhotoDescr: There are some routes on Kitchener's north face, the top of which can be glimpsed over the snow-covered ridge on the right, and the normal route, across the icefield from the Athabasca Glacier, up the smooth summit slope on the left.

This photo was taken on the second (ice) day of a three-day snow-and-ice mountaineering course for novices, from the toe of Mount Athabasca's North Glacier, the nearest place that ice could be found without several feet of snow on it. I took this shot as soon as the clouds cleared from Kitchener's summit.

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