Friday May 5th 2006
Yamnuska Height 2240m or 7349ft / Height gain 900m or 2952ft Time: 8:30 - 14:30 with half an hour lunch-break on top Climbed with: Ed and Dave
Atter working for Ed Helder for a while I found out that he is into scrambling as well. So we decided to do a classic all time scramble together with a client of his, Dave.
It was a nice spring morning with lot’s of wildlife, first I saw a deer and later we heard a bear in the bushes (we think it was a bear). So we made a lot of noise a increased our speed a bit. Then we quickly reached tree line from where we were a lot safer. The backside of Yamnuska is pretty easy even though there were some snow and ice patches left.
After a couple of hours from the car we reached the summit which has a nice view over the front range peaks (little did I know that some surrounding peaks would have a much better view). From the summit the front side drops a couple hundred meters straight down so a fall would be fatal.
I think the best part of the day was the incredible scree run back down in front of the face.