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North America, Canada, Interior Ranges, Mount Nelson, East Ridge, Southern Purcells

Mount Nelson, East Ridge, Southern Purcells. The east ridge of Mount Nelson is the most direct route to the summit starting from Paradise Mine. On June 23 Hans Gyr and I left the mine, followed the ridge and traversed along the southern slopes of Mount Trafalgar to gain the Trafalgar-Nelson col. From here mainly 3rd and 4th-class climbing on decomposed rock, with a short 5th-class pitch on a band of solid conglomerate rock near the top, led to the summit. The climb could conveniently be combined with a traverse of Trafalgar.

Peter Zvengrowski, Calgary Mountain Club