I could not remember where exactly the trail went, it was not marked, so I headed up the open forest. Just when I saw a bigger open slope in direction of Cornice Ridge a densely forested gully blocked the way and I turned more to the east. There it soon became quite steep with a few bare rock outcrops. I finally followed some old tracks around the end of the ridge onto a small bump. From there several small down and up brought me to the final ridge with the prominent cornice. Part way up I passed an avalanche gun emplacement. [photo]P1060810.JPG[caption]Cornice Peak seen from summit of Cornice Ridge[/photo]
Along the way there were a few sunny breaks but on top of Cornice Ridge the light was
quite flat. I could not tell whether there was a cornice on the northside too. I went a bit
down to the west, but could only confirm that it seemed very steep. With the
questionable weather it wasn't worth risking. There was a cold wind blowing from the
east, but a bit down the westside it was reasonably comfortable for lunch.
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