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Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Mount Temple - Canadian high point


Postby Mrs Scoob » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:24 pm

Date walked: 01/08/2019

Time taken: 10.85

Distance: 17.4 km

Ascent: 1769m

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Our final walk of our Canada '19 trip - a return to Mt Temple! On our last attempt we turned back so close to the top, but exhausted and concerned we would run out of daylight. This time, we left this one to the end of our holiday and climbed several other smaller mountains leading up to it... and we did it no problem at all! 8) :D :D
Scoob's video :thumbup:

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Checking out Moraine Lake from the rock pile viewpoint the night before
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We were up before the sun :o but it had risen before we reached Larch Valley
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Out of the trees, we could see almost to the summit - reassured, as we hadn't brought crampons or axes today (been monitoring weather and other reports for a few days)
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Looking back as we head towards Sentinel Pass - less snow in this view this time around
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Looking up to the Pass; just a few more switchbacks to go

Click here for my 360 view from Sentinel Pass
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Helmets on now; lots of loose rocks from here on up
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Climb through the first of the rock bands
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A friendly marmot (right, centre) takes in the view :D
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Back to scree more than scrambling for a little while
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Catching breath, admiring the view :)
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More scrambling; plenty of good holds
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Gained a lot of height already
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Another moment to stop and pose (catch a breath!)
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Past all the rock bands; steep, loose ground all the way up now
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Several folks passed us on the way up; happy with our pacing though, we were going to do it this time!
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Impressive cornices near the top (didn't go too close!)
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Just above those cornices; good view of Moraine Lake from here!
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View behind us; already passed our last visit's return point :)
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Woohoo!! Summit smiles :) Snow meant there was no visible cairn or marker, so we stood on the highest point (careful of staying away from possible cornices)
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A still captured from my summit 360 shot shows the small area of snow that is the top :D
We didn't hang around for long! Wind chill had me kicking myself for not taking more layers with me! To start with, travel down was almost as slow as going as it was on the way up :lol:
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Downclimbing the second rock band (the trickiest one, but still has good holds)
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Heading back towards Larch Valley; plenty of daylight left today!
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A friendly chipmunk in the woods :)
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Very happy with our stats - our stop time was less than on our last visit! It was definitely a good plan to do more Canadian hikes leading up to this one :)
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Mal Grey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:18 pm

Fantastic!
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Alteknacker » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:23 pm

Great stuff :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Mrs Scoob » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:34 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Fantastic!
Thanks Mal! It was a great experience :D
Alteknacker wrote:Great stuff :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks! So glad we got to the top this time :D
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Sgurr » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:43 pm

Marilyn bagging will seem very tame after this...unless you get the sea stacks over while you can still do them. LOvely report.
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby maxie23 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:24 pm

Cracking report.
Well done.
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby dav2930 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:15 pm

Spectacular stuff! I'd love to visit the Canadian Rockies one day, it looks fantastic. :)

It must have been very satisfying to reach the summit this time. Well done! :clap:
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Mrs Scoob » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Sgurr wrote:Marilyn bagging will seem very tame after this...unless you get the sea stacks over while you can still do them. LOvely report.
:lol: Thanks Sgurr :wave: Tame is good too though - nice to have a balance :D Stacks are on the outskirts of our radar... :wink:

maxie23 wrote:Cracking report.
Well done.
Regards
Thanks Maxie! :)

dav2930 wrote:Spectacular stuff! I'd love to visit the Canadian Rockies one day, it looks fantastic. :)

It must have been very satisfying to reach the summit this time. Well done! :clap:
Thanks! Well worth a visit :thumbup:
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 am

Fabulous! some real mountaineering. Great to see a report from Canada, I miss ChrisW's contributions..
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby soapy27 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 pm

Outstanding stuff Fi. Glad yous got it this time round. Looks a true epic :clap:
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby ChrisW » Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:50 am

Great write up Fi, looks like bloody hard work to me :lol: A couple of bits of info, that Ice Wine chocolate was the best chocolate I have ever eaten, honestly I'd drive some miles to get another bar of that.

The other thing is that the chipmunk is actually a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel, they look very similar but are much bigger :wink:
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby litljortindan » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:42 pm

Magnificent scenery!
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Re: Mount Temple - Canadian high point

Postby Mrs Scoob » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:36 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Fabulous! some real mountaineering. Great to see a report from Canada, I miss ChrisW's contributions..
Thanks! You're not the only one :wink:

soapy27 wrote:Outstanding stuff Fi. Glad yous got it this time round. Looks a true epic :clap:
:wave: Us too! Quite a difference doing more acclimatising first :D

ChrisW wrote:Great write up Fi, looks like bloody hard work to me :lol: A couple of bits of info, that Ice Wine chocolate was the best chocolate I have ever eaten, honestly I'd drive some miles to get another bar of that.

The other thing is that the chipmunk is actually a Golden Mantled Ground Squirrel, they look very similar but are much bigger :wink:
Ah, thanks Chris! :wave: We're not quite up on all the wee animals :lol: Ice Wine was a new one on me, but it's in lots of gift shops with a choice of products - I'm sure they had it at Moraine Lake, so not too many miles for you :wink: Glad you enjoyed it! Also hope you keep up posts on here; you're missed! x
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