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gf

climber
Dec 2, 2012 - 11:17pm PT
Harry
re footsteps on the N summit of Wadd-dammed good question-this reminds me of that line in an article about TM Herbert where he mutters about being able to remember his name and age, but details about climbs -hah. I do recall seeing some footprints but let me check with Peter or Don -might be another summit clouding my addled brain.
-lets go skiing soon!
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Dec 3, 2012 - 12:47am PT
Skiing,yes.
Credit: harryhotdog
gf

climber
Dec 3, 2012 - 10:01am PT
HARRY-your shot of endless sled dragging looks quite uncivilized, lets...
HARRY-your shot of endless sled dragging looks quite uncivilized, lets do something a bit more along these lines....please
Credit: gf
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:47pm PT
Bruce the pic above is Salient and it isn't too tantalizing. Glenn can probably comment better than I can but the lowest rocks are granite and then the upper 600m is Gambier Group volcanics, according to the online geology map anyway.

John and Blake climbed up the buttress just right of the N face couloir after deciding the west face proper was not very appealing, it says in the CAJ
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Dec 3, 2012 - 11:58pm PT
I'm pretty sure this is Mt. Bell.
I'm pretty sure this is Mt. Bell.
Credit: harryhotdog
You know, I was going to say Bell when I first saw Tricouni's
photo but thought no it's some obscure peak that only Drew would know.Have any of you climbed it?
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:09am PT
Knowing those guys up at the end of some fresh logging road no doubt

Needle Peak wasn't at the end of any fresh logging road. We got a pretty good look at the approach John and Blace used en route to Needle Peak when we flew into Mt. Sir Frances Drake. Had to be one of the ugliest sights in the Coast Range.
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:23am PT
Why waste your money on a scanner when you can just wander around your house. Love it.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:26am PT
Bruce the pic above is Salient and it isn't too tantalizing. Glenn can probably comment better than I can but the lowest rocks are granite and then the upper 600m is Gambier Group volcanics, according to the online geology map anyway.

Salient (about 2400 metres, 8000 feet) is one of the more interesting peaks between the Deab River and the Skeena. It's at 53 3'2.85"N 12659'18.93"W and Dru is correct about the geology. I had a choice between going after it, or the highest thing for miles around, Tsaydaychuz Peak (2750 metres, 9000 feet), both unclimbed in 1978. I chose the latter.

This particular unit of volcanic rock tends to form steep walls and can be surprisingly solid. Same further north: in the Howson Range (pics forthcoming when I return to town) has solid volcanic rocks and rotten granite.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Needle Peak wasn't at the end of any fresh logging road. We got a pretty good look at the approach John and Blace used en route to Needle Peak when we flew into Mt. Sir Frances Drake. Had to be one of the ugliest sights in the Coast Range.

Ghost, when were you in Sir Francis Drake? Thanks very much for the coffee and chat the other morning; much enjoyed. I hope to be able to return the favour.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:35am PT
Ghost, when were you in Sir Francis Drake?

Summer of 1988. Full details were disclosed some time ago at http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=759442&msg=759442#msg759442

Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:57am PT
Tsaydaychuz - now that's a cool name for a peak. Perhaps the First Peoples had and have their own names for many of the mountains, rivers, lakes, and fjords which we've so blithely dumped names on. Often the names of people who had absolutely nothing to do with the place in question. Sir Francis Drake being a good example. Humphrey Gilbert may at least have gotten to what is now Canada, that is to Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Although that's a long way from B.C.

And then there's the distressing ignorance of surveyors from the English navy, who didn't know the difference between a fjord, an inlet and a sound. (Sadly uncorrected by the Canadian authorities.) Plus "named" most of them, and adjacent features, for their friends and patrons back home.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:18am PT
Tsaydaychuz - now that's a cool name for a peak. Perhaps the First Peoples had and have their own names for many of the mountains, rivers, lakes, and fjords which we've so blithely dumped names on. Often the names of people who had absolutely nothing to do with the place in question. Sir Francis Drake being a good example. Humphrey Gilbert may at least have gotten to what is now Canada, that is to Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Although that's a long way from B.C.

And then there's the distressing ignorance of surveyors from the English navy, who didn't know the difference between a fjord, an inlet and a sound. (Sadly uncorrected by the Canadian authorities.) Plus "named" most of them, and adjacent features, for their friends and patrons back home.

MH: This calls for a discussion over a beer or wine; far too much to discuss in one post. Maybe this weekend. Glenn
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 4, 2012 - 10:50pm PT
I'm a big fan of Lhilheqey instead of Cheam but I find the capitalization in the middle of In-SHUCK-Ch kinda awkward.
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Dec 27, 2012 - 03:56pm PT
BUMP. This thread needs more Serl.

An unclimbed Serl project somewhere in the Coast Mts.
An unclimbed Serl project somewhere in the Coast Mts.
Credit: Oplopanax

I thought this would make a good shot for the Alpinist feature article...
I thought this would make a good shot for the Alpinist feature article that never was.
Credit: Oplopanax
gf

climber
Dec 27, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
Drew-maybe you should put a bug in ms ives' ear on this -a long overdue piece esp now don has decreed himself "retired" from climbing
harryhotdog

Social climber
north vancouver, B.C.
Dec 28, 2012 - 03:02am PT
Yes how about some good stories involving Don with pics.I think the retirement will be like the Who's (farewell) concert in 1981.
Tricouni

Mountain climber
Vancouver
Dec 28, 2012 - 04:00pm PT
Don Serl's retirement/birthday party was a social highlight of the year. Here's a link to some photos:

http:///www.flickr.com/photos/21145039@N08/sets/72157631358703056/

(If it doesn't work, let me know. I'm still trying to figure Flickr out.)
Glenn
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 28, 2012 - 05:32pm PT
Great pix Glenn!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Dec 28, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
Super BUMP for the reticent harryhotdog and his exemplary video take on the infectious fun of being in the company of Don Serl !
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Dec 28, 2012 - 11:35pm PT
Here's my all-time favorite Don Serl shot.

The Lion in Winter
The Lion in Winter
Credit: Ghost
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