Lady Macdonald #2

I set out from my front porch with the lofty goal of reaching the summit ridge of Mount Lady Macdonald. The approach trail was decently trodden until the upper boulder field, however strong winds brought deep snow down the mountain, and eliminated any trace of a trail the remainder of the way up to the helipad / former teahouse site. Winds in excess of 80 km/h made for wild conditions on the shoulder where the helipad is located, so I decided to turn around at that point. Aside from the wind, it was a warm and sunny day!

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Upper slopes were snowy, so I opted to follow a variant along the ridgecrest, where snow was more windswept
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Aside from snow, the wind was picking up sand and fine rock
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Canmore corridor peaks including the Three Sisters and Mount Lougheed
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Looking towards the summit of Lady Macdonald from just below the helipad
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Grotto Mountain and Mount Fable
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