~ submitted by Matthew Lettington
June 3, 2018
We expected a gruelling day of fighting bush, fording rivers and grunting up steep slopes. We were only half right.
At the lake we discovered the snow was still more than a foot deep which allowed us to adjust our course and use a gully to access the ridge above– we were following a route described by Lindsay Elmes in the Island Bushwacker, from 2003.
Once on the upper ridge, we followed it to the highest sub-summit, just southwest of the main summit. We routed below it on a heather ledge to a notch then attempted to make way over a pinnacle but a sudden drop stymied our attempt. We called it a day and returned to mount the southwest sub-summit before returning to the lake for lunch.