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1923 First Ascent of Diavolo
Timestamp Free: 2021.01.22 - 19:47:08
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Garibaldi Ranges / Fitzsimmons Range
  (5 days)     Elevation Gain: 1985m
Participants: Neal Carter, Chas. T. Townsend
Difficulty: 5: Diavolo was extremely difficult due to the rotten rock exposure as well as the weather conditions.
A five day trip exploring the Singing Pass area.
This trip report is compiled from the original BCMC journal and by photos provided from Myrtle Phillip's estate to the Whistler Museum. They were originally scanned from small prints in 2010, but no post editing was done to clean them up. There was a lot of dust & scratches which I cleaned up in Adobe Elements 14. Thanks can be given to Jeff Slack for placing the images on Google Earth so I could get approximate waypoints. [photo]WMA_P86_0453_Philip.jpg[caption]Rainbow Lodge next to railway[/photo]

We left Rainbow Lodge at 11 a.m. and found the trail up Fitzsimmons Creek was excellent to travel on, and, but for some exciting moments with wasp nests, we had an enjoyable day's journey to the cabin on the meadows below Avalanche Pass. The two miners we found to be not at home, so we made ourselves comfortable in their absence. [photo]ARCHIVEWMA_P88_027CARTER.jpg[caption]Miner's cabin in Singing Pass[/photo]

The next day we spent in climbing Mt. Overlord, which had been climbed for the first time by Mr. and Mrs. Munday a few months earlier. They had much more snow for their climb, and were able to go up the Fitzsimmons Glacier from the base of Red Mountain (Fissile). Owing to the opened up condition of the ice, however, we thought it best to keep to the rocks as much as possible. To avoid the glacier we climbed the East peak of Red Mountain which connects with Mt. Overlord by a narrow ridge, composed of a series of sharp pinnacles. [photo]ARCHIVEWMA_P88_021CARTER.jpg[caption]climbing East Slope of Red Mountain (Fissile)[/photo]

The rocks were so rotten on this ridge that we called the largest pinnacle "Refuse Pinnacle" on the account of the trouble it gave us in circumnavigating it. Once round this we got onto the neve of a small glacier and a short walk took...

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