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Ascending the Northwest Ridge of Mount Sir Richard # 1713

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Date: 2002.05.14
Vantage Point: From the 8300' col to the north west of the summit

Caption: Jon and Kurt ascending the northwest ridge of Mt. Sir Richard.

PhotoDescr: Taken on Day Three of a six-day traverse of the McBride Range in Garibaldi Provincial Park, starting via Whistler Mountain and finishing via Diamond Head.

Jon and Kurt went up the wind-swept summit of Sir Richard while I maintained that the purpose of the trip was skiing and covering as much ground as possible and not bagging peaks. Actually, I was hungry.

Sir Richard is a remote and sprawling glaciated pyramid, easy from most sides but also presenting some interesting granitic features on its southeast ridge system.

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