Rogers Pass / Glacier Park - August 2003

Jim Frankenfield; snowman@csac.org; 1-877-604-0166

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From August 22 through September 5 I stayed in Rogers Pass (Glacier National Park) in BC. Photos from most of the climbing I did are on this page, many of the other days were rest or weather days.

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Hermit Range, Rogers Pass, BC Hermit Range from Asulkan Pass Mt MacDonald, BC West Face of Mt MacDonald Rogers Pass Scenic View View of Tupper, MacDonald and SirDonald Group (L to R) Sir Donald Group, BC View of Sir Donald Group (L to R: Avalanche, Eagle, Uto, SirDonald)

General
Views

Dawson Range, BC Dawson Range, BC Dawson Range, BC

Hike to Asulkan Pass

On my many trips to this area I had never yet gone to Asulkan Pass or the new hut just below it. Top: The views of the Dawson Range are fantastic and inspire me to do that traverse on a future trip. Middle: The Pass itself lies on the edge of Asulkan Glacier which is broken with crevasses in places. However, it is not difficult to find a safe route to the pass. Bottom: Waterfall below Rampart (which has a few good rock routes, one in particular); Youngs Peak, and a Marmot which remained poised on its high perch while I got quite close.

Asulkan Pass, BC Asulkan Pass, BC Asulkan Pass, BC
Rampart, Rogers Pass, BC Youngs Peak, Rogers Pass, BC Marmot
Avalanche Peak, Rogers Pass, BC Avalanche Peak, Rogers Pass, BC Avalanche Peak, Rogers Pass, BC

Avalanche Peak

Complete W Ridge from the Crest.

Rogers Travers, BC Rogers Travers, BC Rogers Travers, BC

Traverse of Rogers Massif

Mt Rogers from the west (left), the North Face (center), and the glacier on the north (r).

Rogers Travers, BC Rogers Travers, BC Rogers Travers, BC
Mt Sifton, BC Mt Sifton, BC Mt Sifton, BC

Mt Sifton

I had always wanted to climb the N Face. The lower section looked a bit raked by rockfall with a few short rockbands to cross but I did do the upper face by climbing the eastern ridge until I could get out onto the ice. From there up it was a really great climb at a nice consistent angle on good ice.

Mt Sifton, BC Mt Sifton, BC Mt Sifton, BC

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