It was not all work this summer,  I did manage to squeeze in a couple of quick easy alpine climbs, both in Glacier National park, and both quite enjoyable.
These pics show a gorgeous sunny day out on the East Face of the Rampart, combined with a traverse of Mt Afton via the South and East ridges.  The steeper sections of the East Face route were on good quality rock,  and who doesn’t like kilometres of easy ridge scrambling?

Joey V on the solid rock of the second pitch.

 

Myself enjoying sunshine and clean rock. Photo Joey Vosburgh.

A short section of hand crack had me dreaming of Squamish. Photo Joey Vosburgh.

Ridge walking with Young's Peak, Mt Fox, and the Dawson Range in the distance. Photo Joey Vosburgh.

Joey heading down the Abbot ridge.

The other sweet day out was a traverse of the Terminal Peaks from South to North with my room-mate Travis.  We had a good early start, and we where surprised at how quick we were up the Perley Rock  Trail and on the glacier below the route.

Travis approaching the south end of South Terminal.

A couple of awkward moves right off  the get go proved to be the scariest spot, and we easily scrambled up the south ridge of South Terminal, and after a nice warm summit snack, continued on to North Terminal and down the now slushy south-facing snow slopes. On the way we passed by this small pinnacle balanced on the ridge.

A great day in the pass,  incredible close up views of Sir Donald and down into the Beaver Valley.  The Terminal area is also a great ski tour, here are some photos from an outing last winter with Joey and Danyelle.

 

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