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Pulsatilla - Southwest Slopes
Timestamp Free: 2020.11.24 - 00:00:46
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges
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Participants: Graeme Pole, Marnie Pole, 1994.09.21

Pulsatilla may well lay claim to being the Rockies mountain with the greatest number of possible approaches. 1. From Pulsatilla Pass (the first ascent route and most difficult) 2. From Baker Creek via the tributary valley immediatley east of Protection Mountain (difficult headwall) 3. Using approach #2 to gain the tributary valley between Mount Avens and Pulsatilla Mountain, and then the north glacier of Pulsatilla 4. From Luellen Lake via a gully NW of the west end of the lake 5. From Rockbound Lake via Stuart Knob and the intervening scree ridge and basin 6. From the Bow Valley via the tributary valley between the north end of Castle Mountain and "Television Peak" 7. From the Bow Valley by crossing the unnamed ridge south of Protection Mountain and descending into the basin SW of Pulsatilla Mountain

We approached over the ridges from Rockbound Lake to make an easy ascent on boulders and screes from the tarn-dotted basin south of the peak. After plugging up to the summit ridge the first glance at the shattered summit suggested it might offer a challenge, but it was easily negotiated. The views over Badger and Pulsatilla passes are wonderful.

Reg Bonney and Bob Saunders skied the north glacier of Pulsatilla around about 1990, or so....

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