American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, British Columbia, Purcell Range, Ascents from Warren Glacier

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  • Publication Year: 1939

Ascents from Warren Glacier. Mr. and Airs. I. A. Richards, from a camp near the tongue of this glacier, in August, made several ascents. The first ascent of Northpost Spire was made by the easy N. E. rocks. Brenta Spire was ascended by the Northpost- Brenta ridge and the summit traversed, the climbers finding on top the cairn left by the first (Hendricks) and second (Dawson) parties earlier in the same season, unusual activity on a single Purcell peak in one summer. They also made the first ascent of Unnamed (ca, 8500 ft.), a minor peak on the N. side of the head of Warren Glacier, in direct line between Pigeon Spire (Bugaboos) and the main Peak 2 of the Bobbie Burns Group (upper photo facing p. 292). Much bad weather was encountered and the camping place is not recommended as one must descend slopes for 1000 ft to reach the glacial tongue, nearer to which horses cannot be taken.

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