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Inglismaldie and Girouard # 5911

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Date: 2004.07.25
Vantage Point: From Hwy 1

Caption: Mount Inglismaldie(L) and Mount Girouard(R) which make up the NW end of the Fairholme Range.

PhotoDescr: Girouard is the Line Parent of Inglismaldie and the saddle is the low point between them. Girouard itself has a prominence of 1455m and is the highest and most prominent mountain in the entire landmass between Lake Minnewanka, the Bow River on the S, and the Ghost River on the N. In fact, the saddle for Girouard is the divide between Devil's Gap and the Ghost River, with Mount Alymer being the Line Parent. Mount Peechee is just out of the picture to the right and Girouard is its Line Parent, the saddle visible at the right edge.

Despite the big fire summer of 2003 Parks Canada decided to go ahead with a prescribed burn between Hwy 1 and The Fairholme Range but it went out of control for a short period of time. If you look on the treed slopes facing the camera to the lower right of Girouard you can see where fingers of the fire burned up towards the treeline. Cinders also caused small spot fires on the slopes directly below Inglismaldie as well. These were not part of the prescribed burn.

The scramble route up Inglismaldie goes up the drainage and into the basin below it, then generally ascends the slopes facing the camera.

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