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Mount Cooper and the Spokane Glacier # 19042

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Date: 2020.09.05
Vantage Point: South slopes of Meadow Mountain

Caption: The Northeast face of Mount Cooper, with the (shrinking) Spokane Glacier spilling off its face. The beautiful meadows (and road) of Meadow Mountain are in front.

PhotoDescr: At 3094 m, and a whopping 2319 m(!!) of prominence, Mount Cooper is the king of the Goat Range. The not so common ski access goes right up the heart of the Spokane Glacier (snowmobile probably required to get up Cooper/McKian Creek roads). A 1980 KMC party climbed it in a Labour Day long weekend from the Alps Alturas Trail in Wilson Creek. Having climbed Marten Mountain years ago from this approach, Mount Cooper seemed a loooooong way away. Much respect.

This picture was taken on a simple day trip with the kids to scramble up Meadow Mountain, which is a fine viewpoint for taking in the Purcell's and Selkirks, not to mention Kootenay Lake and Duncan Lake.

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