The scramble up Mount Niles begins with an easy hike to Sherbrooke Lake. An excellent trail continues along the east shore of the lake, then climbs past scenic waterfalls to a spectacular amphitheatre beneath the southern face of Mount Niles. From here, one follows the obvious drainage to the extensive Niles Meadows. Snaking your way through a colourful Yoho boulder field towards a pinnacle on the skyline, the route steepens. The shale is loose in places in the upper section, but there are no difficulties in reaching the summit. I would suggest the only things that may make the grade ‘moderate’ are the overall length of the trip (23km), and Niles’ somewhat remote location.