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An early Cadwallader Range Exploration
Timestamp Free: 2020.10.22 - 05:16:27
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Cadwallader Range
  (4 days)     Elevation Gain: 3500m
Participants: Klaus Haring
Difficulty: 3: Easy climbing and exposed scrambling
Climbs of Prospector Peak, Mount Taillefer, Aragorn, Pk7900 and several lesser peaks between.
Recently I found the route of my first Cadwallader Range Exploration marked on my old paper map. Scanning my slides and looking at my little calender diary didn't bring back many memories. My approach route didn't look very logical. It was a bit more direct, but required loosing a few 100' elevation descending to McGillivray Creek. My little black book only listed a few times: 12.30 at the creek crossing and 4pm camp at what I called Prospector Lake in the 2nd valley north of the mountain. Including the ford and a long lunch break that seems a long time for a less than 2km, little more than 1000' climb, but I remember no details or difficulties. [photo]img818.jpg[caption]Prospector Lake[/photo]

The next morning I started at 6.45 around the north shore of the lake and into the big bowl to the SW then up one of several 7400 and 7300' peaks on the sinuous ridge stretching east from Mount Taillefer. At the next peak west I turned south and cached my pack, then ascended the long curved west ridge of Prospector Peak. [photo]img819.jpg[caption]Prospector Peak from my first summit[/photo] For larger photo see Prospector Peak from the North

The map shows two major sub peaks, but again I remember no difficulties. I reached the summit by 10am and was back at my pack for lunch. In the afternoon I traversed 2 more of the 7400 and 7300' peaks and left my pack on the 7300' east shoulder of Mount Taillefer. [photo]img825.jpg[caption]View from Taillefer, Phelix Lk. lower left, Aragorn above Shadowfax at right[/photo]

I then enjoyed the scenery from the summit for a while. Unfortunately I was very frugal with film and took no photo of my route from Prospector Peak. Later I descended a spur ridge to the north and made my next camp at the highest smallest lake...

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