I ascended directly to the summit tower (See Flints Peak in Far Distance) up the obvious drainage that trends NE -- solid scree, waterfall steps, and ledges. 75 meters of moderate crack scrambling brought me to the summit; total elevation from the valley = 3350' (3 hrs). Although no cairn was obvious on the summit, a warden at Lake Louise told me that Walter Perren used to guide clients into the area and climb this peak back when there was still automobile access to Flints Park.
I descended to the SE, down a classic U-shaped valley with a tiny remnant lake -- very pretty -- which spit me out 3 km NE on the Flints Park trail, thus saving both time and distance (2 hrs); then back to Flints Park, the Cascade River Trail, my bicycle, and out to the road (4.5 hrs). Total distance travelled: 70 kilometres over about 14... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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