At first I wanted to make just one report, but that became too long, so I split it into several mini reports in order to add detailed waypoints.
Part 1 1981.10.11 In October 1981 I made my first exploration of the approach from the Mamquam valley to the NW. See A climb of Dunkeld Peak near Meslilloet
Part 2 1981.10.17 The next weekend I went to explore the start of my originally planned ski route, mostly to check how much snow had melted in a few sunny days. See Climbing Mount Gillespie from the West
Part 3 1981.10.23
After another week of mild indian summer weather I decided conditions should be suitable for the big climb. I took Friday off work and drove over Stawamus Pass into Indian River Valley. I found the Meslilloet spur smooth easy driving and parked at a spur SW of Dunkeld Peak. I hiked up the sideroad to the NW then north and east to its end. From there up a short clearcut into old growth. The forest was only moderately steep and fairly open most of the way and I soon came into the sub alpine. It was a lot easier... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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