On Saturday, March 05 2016 Mike Mitchell (Giant's Gate Journeys) and I left my truck (parked the wrong way on a one way for some reason...) at the Yamnuska parking lot and headed off up an obscure cut line on an adventure to scramble End Mountain and hopefully Association Peak and Hill along the way. Alan Kane and Kris Thorstenstein scrambled both of these peaks in 1989 via the Yamnuska (Yam) shoulder, and for some reason neither of them appeared in Kane's scramble book. Apparently the latest & greatest way to approach these two mountains on the eastern front ranges is to access them from easy approach roads via First Nation's land to the east with a free permit that must be obtained beforehand. Since Mike and I didn't have a permit, we chose to access them the semi-hard way - via the Yam shoulder and old roads around the east end of the shoulder.
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