Mount Rowe

This nice weather is killing me!  I can’t bear to take a day off.  The blisters are starting to interfere however; both heels and my right pinky toe.  I couldn’t resist climbing in Waterton again today.  This time it was a quick (around 6 hours round trip) outing up Mount Rowe.  There are two options for ascent routes, I chose the more difficult North East ridge which involves some exposed moderate scrambling along a narrow ridge.  It was better than wallowing up another scree gully!

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The only other hikers I saw today were 'ants in the landscape'
The only other hikers I saw today were ‘ants in the landscape’
Mount Lineham and Rowe Lakes from ridge
Mount Lineham and Rowe Lakes from ridge beyond Rowe’s summit
Crazy scree descent from Mount Lineham two weeks ago (props to Tetsuomi and Christa who 'levelled up' on that hike!)  It was nuts, but it looks even crazier when viewed from Mount Rowe!
Crazy scree descent from Mount Lineham two weeks ago (props to Tetsuomi and Christa who ‘levelled up’ on that hike!) It was nuts, but it looks even crazier when viewed from Mount Rowe!
The final section of the North East ridge up Rowe is pretty narrow and exposed on both sides, crappy rock too.. why did I go up this way?  Because it is still better than wallowing up another gully!
The final section of the North East ridge up Rowe is pretty narrow and exposed on both sides, crappy rock too.. why did I go up this way? Because it is still better than wallowing up another gully!
Postcard which I placed in the summit register.  The image on the reverse shows Akamina Ridge, which is visible in the background
Postcard which I placed in the summit register. The image on the reverse shows Akamina Ridge, which is visible in the background
The flipside
The flipside
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