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Mt. Pollinger & McArthur

After finishing the hardest peak of the trip, Kiwetinok, we started the trudge towards Pollinger. It's merely a bump on the shoulder of McArthur, and to get there was just a walk. Just beyond the summit of Pollinger, we were facing a nasty looking down-climb, about 15m high... It looks much worse than what Kane mentions in his book.. I carefully led the way down. The holds were good, but the exposure was severe. A fall would be very very badly... We took our time here again, and all of us got down safely. Both Kiwetinok and McArthur definitely deserve the difficult rating. They're much more involved than the other difficult scrambles like Norquay or Burstall.

After this downclimb, the rest of the way to McArthur was a slog, on rubbles and boulders. There's little to describe here, as it's mainly about perseverance. Just keep your mind here, the summit view of McArthur is the best among all 6 peaks in this area.

Because Mike and I still had Kerr in plan, we had to get down quick. It was already past 3pm by the time we got to McArthur. I got pretty dehydrated by this point, but thankfully there was snow here and there. Plunging step down the snow slope to Kiwetinok Pass was very fun and fast. During which we were treated with spectacular views of Kiwetinok Lake and The Presidents.

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