Photographer's Note

Taken around 10 am, during a short break on the upper part of the Mangin Glacier and before tackling the final ascent of Mount Joffre (3449 m). Except for part of the gear demanded by such undertaking, the view towards north reveals a multitude of snow covered peaks between 3000 and 3600 m in elevation.
The tallest, far in the background right above my crampons is Mt. Assiniboine, 3618 m, often called Canada’s Matterhorn because of a similarity in shape, is very popular among mountaineers. Further right and much closer, the apparently tallest peak is Mt. Sir Douglas, 3406 m.
On the right, the fog is lifting from the valley containing the approach trail to Mt. Joffre and the backcountry campground at Aster Lake. The ascent of Mt. Joffre is a relatively strenuous but technically easy two-day outing if the weather and snow conditions are optimal.

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Additional Photos by Roland Roesler (Roly) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 546 W: 9 N: 436] (2024)
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