Mount Niblock

A classic example of mountain weather forecasting.  Environment Canada predicted +24 and sun, but it turned out to be cloud, snow and around +4.  Nevertheless, this was a great scramble.  As Alan Kane writes, the ‘crux’ really is negotiating the hundreds of hikers on the Lake Agnes trail who are visiting the tea house!  At the end of the day what I find really interesting is how one can go from feeling that they don’t know a place – all I knew of Lake Louise before Wednesday was the cliché view from the lodge, and the tea house – to a feeling of intimacy so quickly.

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This is the cliché view
A little background information
A little background information
The ascent route
The ascent route
Lake Agnes and the tea house
Lake Agnes and the tea house
From the summit (and with a telephoto lens) you could barely make out the Abbot Pass Hut.  This was my first time seeing the hut from the Lake Louise side
From the summit (and with a telephoto lens) you could barely make out the Abbot Pass Hut. This was my first time seeing the hut from the Lake Louise side. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO LINK TO INFO ON THE HUT, IT IS A COOL STRUCTURE!
Looking at Mount Victoria from the top of Niblock
Looking South-West from the summit
The medium-sized camera
The medium-sized camera
Looking down at Lake Agnes.  The larches are turning colour
Looking down at Lake Agnes. The larches are turning colour
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