Strom, Mount


Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2012
Summit Elevation (m): 
Summit Elevation (ft): 
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

This is a hike if you've already done the approach, which is 3rd class from any direction...


Trip Report

We scrambled Mount Strom as part of our Assiniboine approach from Assiniboine Lake. On our way over the col, before we descended to the hut I mentioned to Kev that maybe we should bag Strom "since it's right there anyway". He agreed and we spent 20 minutes (easy) negotiating rubbly slopes to the summit. The views were amazing of course. If it were summer time and we had more daylight I would've trumbled up Wedgewood too but it wasn't and we didn't so I didn't. ;-)


[View of Strom from the col]

[View of Lake Magog and the Assiniboine huts from Strom's south ridge. The Hind hut is also visible in the shadows.]

[The very impressive (intimidating?) north face of Mount Assiniboine]

[Just a scree grunt!]

[An old register on Strom - in better shape than a lot of others around here.]

[Vern and Kev on the summit of Strom with Assiniboine looming over 600 meters (2000 feet) above us.]

[Mount Sturdee]

[Looking east from the summit. Wedgewood at center ++]

[Mount Assiniboine is ready for us! The north face is getting lots of warm, late day sun and we like that - it's melting lingering snow off. ++]

[Kev heads down the slopes to the col, Assiniboine brooding above.]

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