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Old Baldy Mountain

Getting to Old Baldy is the longest section of the entire traverse. The connecting ridge isn't a piece of cake neither and gets pretty exposed at places, although not as bad as Kananskis Peak. We took a lengthy break at the summit of Old Baldy. It's the highest point of our day, and we all enjoyed the view. Getting to McDougall is not easy scrambling neither. We tried to follow the ridge down, but immediately we were blocked by a nasty and exposed down-climb. I tried to give it a go but decided to back-up as the holds are very loose. We backtracked for 20m and traversed to the scree / rubble on skier's right, and slogged down to the col.

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