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Mount Winstone telephoto from Stanza Peak # 18800

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Date: 2019.08.08
Vantage Point: From the summit of Stanza Peak, looking west

Caption: SE aspect of the Winstone massif. The peak proper sticks above Winstone SE1, as visible here.

PhotoDescr: Taken on the fifth day of a 6 day trip to the Slim Creek Headwaters area. We had various views of Winstone during our trip, but from the top of Stanza we got the best one. It comes to no surprise the mountain towers at 3100+ m, considering how small Mount Loes appears from this view.

Winstone sits at the triple point of the Tchaikazan, Falls, and Chapman Glaciers, and is second only to Monmouth Mountain at the north end of the Lillooet Icefield. Winstone SE1 is impressive from this angle but in fact has a very high col with the main summit and minimal prominence (see Klaus Haring's photo from 1988). The glacier on this side sits high above the head of Chapman Creek.

The geography of the area features long, broad glacial valleys that end in huge cliffs and icefalls below these high summits (as is apparent in Jordan Peter's photo from 2004). Not quite as friendly as the South Chilcotin!

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