On Saturday, we took the 3 pm Greyhound from Vancouver, and at 4:30 pm we started walking the Mamquam River Main from the Apron parking lot. At 5:15 pm, we crossed the gate, followed Stawamus-Indian Main, and took a right onto Shannon Creek Road (likely not suitable for low clearance 4WD). We arrived at the Habrich spur at 7:30 pm. Since we had a couple more hours of daylight, we decided to flee the bugs and bivy just above tree line, in a breezy trough below Sky Pilot. The Habrich spur and trail to Sky Pilot are well marked, but parts of the Habrich spur are overgrown. To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
Sunday, we left the bivy at 6:40 am, after jerry-rigging some toast and a couple first-rate cups of coffee. We ascended snow slopes to the west ridge, and then scrambled along the well-marked normal route, reaching the summit at 9 am. We took our time enjoying the magnificent view and the mild temperature for 1.5 hours.
We back-tracked along the west ridge, descended the south ridge route, then glissaded down snow and scree at the south foot of Sky Pilot, in order to...
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