Cold as ICE
Trip Start Nov 19, 2009
1Trip End Nov 20, 2009
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This climb requires ropes, ice screws, draws, biners, crampons, helmet, harness and lots of warm gloves, clothing and boots. It is fairly gear intensive but in the right conditions, weather and good climbing partners, you can have a safe and fun climb.
Two O'clock creek is about 44 km southwest of Nordegg on the David Thompson highway. You park at a gate and walk about 2 km through several fields containing Aboriginal ceremonial lodges. We believe these are the sites of special ceremonies for the Bighorn Reserve people including sun ceremony and vision quests. We give some tobacco to the Great Spirit before going to the trail through the trees to the base of the climb.
We had ravens flying about, talking to us, which is always a comfort for me. The weather was perfect, mild temps and a view up the valley to Abraham lake which is the water reservoir and head of the North Saskatchewan river. Another amazing day in the mountains!