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The Mamquam Complex at Dawn # 1799

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Date: 2002.05.16
Vantage Point: From Unnamed Ridge System West of Drop Pass

Caption: The Mamquam complex from the north at dawn. Mamquam Mountain itself is the highest point to the right of the large, east facing face of the icefield visible in profile. Pyramid Peak at far right in shadow. The upper Pitt River is at left and would appear to present an extremely unappealing exit from this area. Visible from camp were both kilometres of swamp and canyons that dropped from view. In foreground is unnamed but attractive terrain to the south east of Hour Peak. The small, white pyramid at left might be Remote Peak, but I am not completely sure.

PhotoDescr: Taken on day five of a six day traverse of the McBride Range of Garibaldi Park. There is a lot of hidden terrain in this area under 100' which, although too small to make it onto 92 G/15, makes for some "interesting" route finding. Actually, the crux of the entire traverse is weaving down through cliff bands and steep slopes to the col north east of Hour Peak. The previous night large, dark clouds blew in with alarming speed from the south, compelling us to make massive fortifications around camp in expectation of an incoming storm. The clouds blew over in an hour and we felt like idiots.

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