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A short climb of Ledge Peak
Timestamp Free: 2019.09.16 - 18:40:24
Ranges: North America Ranges / Columbia Mountains / Selkirk Mountains / Duncan Ranges / Battle Range / Westfall Group
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 200m
Difficulty: 2: Rough boulders, steep moraine
A short approach hike and picture essay of ACC GMC.
In 2019 the Alpine Club of Canada had its General Mountaineering Camp in the bowl east of Erratum and Wrong Peak in the Westfall Group of the Battle Range. [photo]P1100240.JPG[caption]First sunrise in camp, Ledge peak at left[/photo]

[photo]P1100263.JPG[caption]Looking east towards Nautilus Mtn. Also see Nautilus Mountain from SW[/photo]

[photo]20190723_102156.jpg[caption]The camp with Thumb Spire[/photo]

Three days before the GMC I badly sprained my ankle and could only limp around camp. The place was not ideal for recuperating either. While in previous camps there had been fairly good trails between the tents and start of climbing routes this year the rocks were rougher and hardly anywhere a meter of smooth level ground. It was an unusual experience to be in the mountains and not being able to climb anything. Rather frustrating, a bit boring and somewhat torturous to only limp around camp. I could only watch climbing parties head up to their peaks. [photo]P1100250.JPG[caption]A party on the way to Erratum below Wrong peak[/photo]

[photo]P1100264.JPG[caption]Climber ascending to the Wright Wrong Saddle[/photo]

Weather was not quite perfect either. On the way in and out it began to rain while we waited for the helicopter. The flight in was a bit iffy as the helicopter dodged clouds on all sides with rain streaked bubble. But we than had 5 perfect days, only Wednesday fierce thunderstorms and gales lashed our camp and damaged the tea tent which was the most popular place to hang out, although I spent quite some time on my back in my tent most days. On the last day of camp I was able to gain the lower NE ridge of Ledge Peak. There was no marked trail to the start of the climb, but in the big boulders below the moraine there were a few...

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