Start of trip to Mount James Turner & overnight on the way back.
On the north side of Wedge Mountain are several large glaciers, one of which we called "Wedge Glacier" and another the "Crescent Glacier." To the east of us lay a peak which we resolved should be the object of our next climb. It lay across a valley from Wedge Mountain, and promised to be an enjoyable three-day trip from camp. The next day, taking with us just enough food for three days and our bedding, and leaving our tent behind, we hiked round the southern slopes of Wedge Mountain, keeping just above timber line to avoid the bush. [photo]ARCHIVEWMA_P88_052CARTER.jpg[caption]First view of our objective before descending to camp[/photo]
To obtain water we had to drop down about 800 feet into the valley east of Wedge Mountain, which we had seen the day before, where we found a delightful camping spot. The journey from camp to camp took us about 5 hours. We lulled ourselves to sleep under the stars that night with soothing strains from the camp orchestra. [photo]ARCHIVEWMA_P88_031CARTER.jpg[caption]relaxing at the camp[/photo]
The first part of our climb the next day took us over four high ridges, very much similar in composition to Wedge Mountain.... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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