The following morning it was still raining we drove 50 miles down a forest road to the trail into the mountains. Several hours later having driven through huge mud troughs and massively rutted roads, forded a three foot deep river and nearly rolled the Jeep. Having arrived at the drop off point we re-packed and headed off up the nearest valley, bushwacking through fir trees and over heather to get above the tree line. Navigation was difficult as it was now snowing quite hard and we were in fog. After a couple of hours we quit trying to get the whole way in to out original objective and settled for a camp in the valley below Taseko Mountain. The Saturday morning we got up at 5.30 to discover the skies were at least partially clear. With the weather much improved, at least for a short while we opted for an attempt on Taseko Mountain, 10.049'. Having go up at 5.30 we didn't actually leave camp until much later, "The crack of 8am" according to Forrest.
Considering the weather and snow conditions we opted for the least ambitious option which was to climb a variation of the existing line on the face climbed by Don on the last visit.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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