After the crappiest September on record, I knew we'd likely get some good weather in October. Sure enough! After a pretty bad start, October turned gorgeous and by the third week the forecast was all sunshine. Although the sun and warm temperatures were extremely welcome, they were also a bit on the late side for scrambling season. Despite assurances from Phil in Canmore that everything was melting out really quickly at valley bottom, I had my suspicions regarding anything above 2000m being snow-free. After a series of emails and texts, Wietse and I were the last two standing and started making plans for Saturday. We settled on Chimper Peak for the simple reason that Nugara makes specific mention that snow is welcome on this peak. We figured we'd win either way. If it was dry than we'd enjoy one last dry scramble for the season and if there was snow apparently that would assist our efforts. It turns out that we got a little of both.
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