Yamnuska, Mount


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 5, 2004
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Since a chain has been installed this is much easier than when I did it.

Trip Report

Yamnuska is a very fun, fast mountain. It is right in the way of the warm Chinook winds so often it is one of the first summits to be clear of snow. The back side of the mountain is an interesting scramble with a difficult down climb just before the summit. This down climb has been made significantly easier thanks to the installation of a chain. This peak can be very busy, increasing the likelihood of a rock fall event. I would strongly suggest either doing this one early in the day or later in the afternoon to avoid the hordes. Be aware that there is often black bears in the area.


[Yamnuska's ridge looks like a wall from on top of the ridge.]

[Steve and Jon with the cliffs in the background on top of the CMC ridge.]

[A nice view of the cliff from the ridge.]

[A gap in the cliffs on the way up the backside of Yam.]

[One of my favorite shots. Gus and Jeff stand on top of a cliff on the way up Yamnuska.] 
[Steve and Jon are ready to come down the crux. This is before chains made this move considerably easier.] 
[Steve, Jon and Vern on the summit of Mount Yamnuska.]

[The descent gully on the west side of the mountain.]

[Jeff gazes up at the cliffs of Yamnuska on the traverse across the bottom of Yamnuska's cliffs on route to the scree ski.]

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