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Routefinding on James Turner # 4298

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Date: 2003.08.01
Vantage Point: From the base of James Turner on the Turner Glacier

Caption: Alex and Todd assessing the death blocks on James Turner's northwest face

PhotoDescr: From this vantage point on the upper Turner Glacier, the summit of James Turner looked like a death scramble. But lo and behold, a Class 3 (maybe 4) route was found up decent rock on the SW face, which is on the other side of the South Ridge (the righthand skyline). The summit is the highest point visible. James Turner was climbed by a BCMC party during the Club's camp that was held at Wedgemount Lake in summer 2003. The peak was an 18-hour round trip from the hut, although it would be quicker with a smaller group. Incredible views from a remote and rugged peak.

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