Vice President, The


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,066
Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,060
Elevation Gain (m): 
1300
Total Distance (km): 
20.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Glacier route includes crevasse issues and steep snow slopes. Don't minimize these risks and learn how to manage them before attempting this trip.

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Trip Report
The route up the Vice President looked pretty intimidating from the President but once we started up the snow slope it wasn't too bad. There was ice under the snow so that made things a bit interesting in places. The loose rock was hazardous like all the peaks in the Rockies seem to be - so that was certainly no different on this climb. After about 15 or 20 minutes we topped out on the summit ridge to a fantastic view and a much warmer temperature than we had on the President an hour earlier. The Emerald Glacier was glistening with a coat of snow and all around us were the amazing peaks and valleys of Yoho and Banff National Parks. 
 
 

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