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Slalok Mountain summit ridge

View from the summit ridge on Slalok Mountain in Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, British Columbia.  The peak is the most prominent of the Mt. Matier massif if you hike the three Joffre Lakes which are visible in splendid beauty below.  Here you can see the Coast Mountains (Pacific Ranges) looking northwards w/ a view of the Garibaldi Ranges & Pemberton Icefield region to the west.  Nearby peaks include Mt. Taylor, Tszil Mountain, & Joffre Peak to the east.  As you look towards the lakes, the Tszil Glacier is to the left of me & the Stonecrop to the right, as well as a tiny snippet of the Matier Glacier.  I went up a precarious route to reach this spot, the last 100 meters to the true top require crampons on steep glacier firn, of which I did not have, or ropes if you want to stay off the ice & ascend the summit spire itself.  The view here was nice enough, & to see a more immersed view you can view my "Tszil Mountain summit" panorama.  While there was a push to reach the top, I was reminded of a fellow mountain-climber I often followed from her online posts who was tragically killed w/ a few others from a fall on a nearby peak not too long ago - reminded of the deceptive frailty of mountains currently being sculpted by glacial activity.

Copyright: William L
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20756x10378
Taken: 24/09/2016
Uploaded: 24/09/2016
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: slalok mountain; summit ridge; british columbia; coast mountains; pacific ranges; upper; middle; lower; lake; joffre lakes provincial park; mount matier; massif; mt.; tszil; stonecrop; glacier; icefield; garibaldi ranges; sea to sky highway; mountain; taylor; peak; memoriam; moraine; glacial silt
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