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Mount Barbour from North Ridge # 18457

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Date: 2019.04.06
Vantage Point: From east flank of Barbour N1.

Caption: Photo looking south, shows Mount Barbour on the right. On the it's left and in the center of the photo is the subpeak at 50.5075,-122.8825. Between them is the cornice at top of glacier.

PhotoDescr: Before we had a clear view of the cornice at the top of the glacier, there had been discussion of three routes to get past Mount Barbour from the north:
 1. Across the steep western flank, south of Gingerbread Lake
 2. Up the steep Glacier to the NE of Barbour
 3. Through the pass SE of Barbour at 50.5021,-122.8819

The steep western flank had already been ruled out, due to the icy snow conditions. Upon seeing the cornice, the glacier route was also ruled out.

At the far left of the photo is the ridge which hides the best route past the mountain, the 6650' pass at 50.5024,-122.8800, which I call the Southeast Barbour pass. The next day we went thru that pass, and from there we could see that the south side had some bare rock, and thus would not be a good ski down.

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