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North Glacier Route 

North Glacier Route 

   
Type:  Alpine, Grade II
Original: Mod. Snow [details]
FA: R.G Cairns, A.A McCoubrey, R. Neave 1933
Season: year round, spring is best
Page Views: 403
Submitted By: Taylor-B. on Dec 5, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Mount Hector from the toe of the glacier.

Description 

The crux of this route may be the approach to the glacier. This area is very avi prone. Once at the toe of the glacier rope up and ascend up the low angle glacier. A short ice/snow headwall 40 degrees is encountered befor reaching a Col. From the Col scramble 3rd class rock for a few hundred feet to the summit. Rip the skins for a great ski run or slog it back to the road, 4-8hrs roundtrip.

Location 

Park at Hector Creek on the Ice Fields Parkway, 17km north of the Trans Canadian HWY. You cant see the north Glacier from the road. Follow the creek through the woods up into the big avi prone bowl to the toe of the glacier.

Protection 

Glacier kit, crampons, ice axe.


Photos of North Glacier Route Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: shredding eh!
shredding eh!
Rock Climbing Photo: Man the summit looks close, but notice the black s...
Man the summit looks close, but notice the black s...
Rock Climbing Photo: Major avalanche gully on the way in to Mount Hecto...
Major avalanche gully on the way in to Mount Hecto...
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading out onto the glacier, with the summit in f...
Heading out onto the glacier, with the summit in f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Avalanche gully, get through this area early
Avalanche gully, get through this area early
Rock Climbing Photo: And the views on the skin up sure aren't bad.
And the views on the skin up sure aren't bad.

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