I was drawn to this route in Alan Kane’s Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies as it was described as being easier in the early season for two reasons. Firstly, the vegetation is less problematic through the Vermillion Pass burn (a massive fire occurred here in 1968, which has left its mark on the landscape up till today), and second, snow slopes cover a good portion of the scree. I cannot imagine how challenging this approach would be during the height of summer. This scramble was a real slog, beginning with a tree hopping hour and a half bushwhack through the former burn site. Once above the trees, the snow was softer than ideal, which lead to a good deal of post-holing. Above the snow slopes, the steepest part of the route was on chossy scree. Only the last 100 metres of elevation (1500 metres gained overall) was on a solid ridge line to the summit. This being said, the summit views are remarkable. I could pick out most of the major Rocky peaks including Goodsir, Hungabee, a number of the Ten Peaks, Castle Mountain, Mount Assiniboine, and peer far into the interior ranges.