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Cheakamus Mountain from the South # 2605

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Date: 2002.05
Vantage Point: From Wolverine Pass

Caption: The large south face of Mount Cheakamus. Angelo/Diavolo Peak is the rocky bump to its left and Whirlwind is the snowdome at left.

PhotoDescr: Taken on day three of a six day ski traverse of the McBride Range. Escape in bad weather would probably have been an ugly proposition from this point, so we elected to cover as much ground as possible and forgo most summits along the way for much of the trip.

The south face of Cheakamus would appear to give a long and challenging winter climb up the obvious avalanche gully at bottom to snow lines on the upper face. One would probably have to approach via the Cheakamus River and Lake. With my rudimentary geological knowledge, I would describe the rock around Cheakamus to be a bit "liberated".

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