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Mt. Edith Cavell is one of the most photogenic peaks in Canada. You can see it from Jasper on a clear day, and when I was a teenager I remember every store in Jasper seemed to boast a gorgeous photo or placemat of this peak. I climbed the peak in 2003, and afterwards wanted to buy a nice poster of the peak. Scouring Jasper I was disappointed to not find a single decent photo of this peak! It seems its popularity has declined, or perhaps my memory of how great the photos used to be is poor. In 2003 the tourist shops were chock full of photos and placemats with views from lake Louise and around Banff!
This peak is close to Jasper, follow the paved Mt. Edith Cavell Road to a parking lot at 5800 feet. Here the peak soars over 5000 above you. A nice short hike leads from here to Cavell Meadows, with spectacular views of the North Face.
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East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000'
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000'
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East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Edith Cavell
This is one of the most classic routes the Canadian Rockies and yet another fine FA by the King of Guides, Conrad Kain. The route follows the stunning left skyline of the mountain (see George's picture).From the parking lot, take the trail to Cavell Meadows and then head up the moraines towards the bottom of the ridge. The scramble to the start of the ridge is one of the looser more unpleasant ones around, especially by headlamp.At the base of the ridge you may want to wait until ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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