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North America, Canada, Rockies, Mount Robson, Emperor Ridge Variation

Mount Robson, Emperor Ridge Variation. On Mount Robson on September 17 Bryan Becker and I made an interesting and probably new variation to the regular north-face route. Instead of taking the normal start up the Berg Glacier, we climbed a narrow 45° ice gully up the left side of the Mint Glacier, crossed the bergschrund below the left rock buttresses of the Emperor Face, and circled left out onto the north face. We didn’t rope up until we reached the Emperor Ridge, five pitches from the summit, which we reached after ten hours of climbing.

Edward Webster