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A Traverse of the Headwaters of Antimony Creek
Timestamp Free: 2020.07.02 - 08:13:10
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges / Cantilever Range
  (2 days)
Participants: Fred Touche, Don Funk, Greg Jones
Difficulty: 4: Scrambling to Class 4 on good to loose rock.
Article describes a traverse of the entire headwaters of Antimony Creek, including the southeast ridge of Antimony Mountain and the south ridge of Claimpost Peak.
Kwoiek Creek has been a pretty important area for me. About ten years ago I took my then Nissan Pathfinder up what was at the time, a good gravel road. I found out about the area from a 4X4 "guide book". My wife (new girlfriend at the time) and I camped below Klept Lake on our first camping trip together. Afterwards she revealed to me how lame car camping was (she had just completed a year of heavy backpacking with friends). She told me there were probably ways to camp up in the alpine areas around Kwoiek Creek.....I thought she was crazy. Who the hell would want to do that? Well, she planted a bug that blossomed into a full on passion for alpine travel in Southwestern BC.....I think she kind of regrets it now though ( :

Fast forward a bunch of years, and my first trip back into Kwoiek Creek with Don Funk turned out to be a doozie! Skihist Mountain via a new route, an overnight bivy, a horrible vehicle creek crossing and slide alder hell. We returned a month later to climb Mount Nielson in one 25 hour day (house to house). Don returned a few weeks later and climbed Petlushkwohap, again enduring an unplanned bivy. Maybe that is why I love this area, it demands a lot out of the average mountaineer.

The long weekend of September 2005 was not looking so great weather-wise. One day (Sunday) looked pretty good though. I called Don and we bounced around more than a few ideas. Fred called, and as luck would have it, he was free this weekend as well. I had wanted to climb some of the bigger peaks that made up the Kwoiek glacier area, and we decided on just that. Some of Don's pictures from previous trips revealed a very cracked up Kwoiek glacier, so some alpine gear was necessary.

I had received a response from Pat MaCaffe from the North...

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