However, we decided to give it a try, thinking it would be a bit easier than North Ramp ( climbing partner had to work night shift, so would climb just right after work and go back to work right after - I still can't figure out how she does it). On Feb-1 we drove to Mt. Seymour parking, but seeing the winds blowing hard, decided to back off and go home. Next day (Feb-2) we returned. It was clear skies, calm and cold. The parking lot was icy which made us feel good.
We quickly reached the col Mt. Seymour - Tim Jones and started descending the tourist trail to Elsay, or whatever it was under the snow, which was hard so in places we had to front point (we put our crampons on right at the parking).
I had a GPS track shared with me a few years ago by a fellow hiker, it ended just below the summit some 50-100m, which gave me a vague hint to bring "just in case" a 30m 8mm rope and three snow pickets. Sure enough, when we reached the last point of the track, slightly above the Seymour - Runner col, the angle meter measured 45°, and what was above looked steeper, some spots shining from the sun... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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