We drove up the Cross River Road, found the old Alcantara Creek branch logging road and followed it for about four km until we reached an uncrossable washout -it is likely that since 1992 many other of the side-stream crossings that we were able to get over will now be impassable, so that the entirely of the Alcantara Creek approach will have to be hiked. From about 5650', we hiked up a wide drainage to the E though moderate bush for about 1.7 km. At 6700', we reached meadows, and the drainage makes an obvious turn to the left (N). This drainage continues on up for another 2800' and 2.2 km, crosses an exposed horizontal slab, and then follows scree and snow to the summit ridge. The ridge leads easily to the snow-covered summit - an easy, but delightful, ascent in a pleasant context. Our return time, despite considerable inclement weather, was seven hours.
This peak was first climbed by the Alberta/BC Boundary Commission in 1916; it was the ABC who, in obvious symmetry with White Man, applied this name.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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