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Mount Willson to Deserted Peak 10 days Traverse
Timestamp Free: 2020.10.21 - 13:46:43
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
  (10 days)     Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Alexandru Romanciuc, Steven H-Song, Vladimir Martinak
Difficulty: 4: A lot of route finding, glacier travel and lots of areas with steep snow
A 10 day traverse over most of the peaks along the way from Mount Willson to Deserted Peak
[photo]routephoto.png[caption]Photo of the route[/photo]

A while ago when I saw Mount Tinniswood from Mount Currie I started to think of ways to get into that area and do a traverse in there and at first I've tried it with Ben Shewan and Dean Perez to do it as a ski traverse starting from Buck Mountain and the plan was to finish at Willson Mountain but we had to change our plan and we skied out at Limelight Creek with 14 days of food, it wasn't fun, so then I started to plan it for 2019 but it didn't work for us because of the weather so I was hoping to get in there in 2020.

Finally we had a window and Steven Song and Vladimir Martinak were able to join me this year which was great and on July 18th we started our traverse.

Day 1:

We met early at Squamish Airport with our pilot Marco and after we discussed our location for the food drop we soon started our flight.

On our flight we could see most of the traverse and we were trying to get some photos to look later at the terrain and once we got near John Clarke Mountain we found a flat spot just below the summit in between the 2 lakes where we decided to leave our food cache and from there we flew to the other side where we landed just before Willson Mountain.

[photo]hikingupwillson.JPG[caption]On our way to Mount Willson[/photo]

It was only a few minutes hike for us to get to Mount Willson from where we started our traverse.

[photo]MountWillson.JPG[caption]The summit of Mount Willson[/photo]

The snow was still pretty firm and we were moving fast despite the huge packs we had.

[photo]towillsonnw4.JPG[caption]On our way to Willson NW4[/photo]

Once we got over Pollock S2 we decided to go up towards Pollock

[photo]uptopollocks2.JPG[caption]Up Pollock S2[/photo]

Just before the summit...

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