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Bident, Quadra, Fay, Babel, and Upper Consolation Lake # 7107

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Date: 2005.07.30
Vantage Point: From scramble route on Panorama Ridge

Caption: Bident and Quadra at the upper end of Consolation Valley are part of the same massif as the Ten Peaks, but, since they are not visible from Moraine Lake, are not counted in the ten, while Fay is Peak 1.

PhotoDescr: Bident Mountain on the left is separated by a high col from Quadra. Next is Fay and then part of Babel. From Panorama Ridge we heard and occasionally saw serac falls from the glacier below Bident-Quadra on a regular basis.

On the first day of the August Long Weekend 2005 (the first two days of which fell in July), I led a group of inexperienced scramblers up Panorama Ridge. The ridge lies between the Bow Valley and Consolation Valley, giving excellent views of both from the ridgeline in good weather. And we did have good weather: warm and mostly sunny all weekend.

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