We did the peak as a day trip from the Icefields Parkway. (We were younger, then!) From the Icefields Parkway (51:36.2-116:18.4), we ascended Hector Creek as for the usual approach to Mt. Hector. Instead of veering south to Hector Glacier, carry on east across Hector Pass (51:36.0-116:15.7). This pass is noteworthy for its tremendous karst formations in the Cathedral limestone. From the pass, descend a delightful streambed, a natural staircase, to Molar Creek. Ford the creek - it's a bit soggy either side of it - pick up the hiking trail (51:36.1-116:13.7) on the opposite bank and head southeast (downstream) for about two kilometres.
Take a good guess as as to where to depart the trail (51:35.7-116:12.2), heading north through forest. We picked a fortunate spot from which to make our foray to treeline - which is low here. The forest we plugged through was an ancient spruce-fir mix with little undergrowth. Most of the downed trees were well past rotten and easy to clamber over. Once out of the trees, grind away into the amphitheatre. Use the gullies on the north (left) side of the amphitheatre to scale the cliffbands to the top (51.37.0-116:11.5). The gullies are not as steep as they look. There's much loose rock in the last gully, so take care. Other than that, it's a... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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