Steven Song's Peak-bagging Journey

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Heart Mountain

I started very early because of the forecasted storm in afternoon. The scramble is short, but steep, just follow the north ridge all the way to the summit. Due to the wind, the ridge is almost bare, but the trail, which is partly in the woods, is not. So I decided not to follow the trail, instead just directly climb up. So I faced several moderate sections of steep slabs. About halfway up, I saw the weather was already moved in from west, so I speeded up. The crux, which is a 2m vertical wall, is not a problem at all. I made to the summit in 1.5 hours. I didn’t continue on the ridge to Grant MacEwan Peak because of the weather.

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Lac des Arcs
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Lac des Arcs
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Scramble up this crack
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Scramble up this crack
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Skogan Peak
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Skogan Peak
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McGillivray & Grotto
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McGillivray & Grotto
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Looking south from the summit
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Looking south from the summit
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Lac des Arcs
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Lac des Arcs
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Bow Valley & Prairie
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Bow Valley & Prairie
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Mt Yamuska
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Mt Yamuska
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Typical terrain
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Typical terrain
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Two mountain goats
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Two mountain goats
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The prairie over Yates Mountain
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The prairie over Yates Mountain
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A crack
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A crack
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The crux step
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The crux step
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Typical terrain
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Typical terrain
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Looking back to Heart Mountain
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Looking back to Heart Mountain
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