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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-10-2020, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Default Gimli Peak and Ridge in Valhalla Provincial Park

Hey everybody! This is the very first trip report I'm sharing here. Did Gimli Peak and Ridge on Aug 2, 2020, with the summit scrambled from the east ridge. Definitely some exposure but the views were well worth it. Here are a few pics and my trip report. Let me know what you guys think!

My trip report:
https://peakbroski.blogspot.com/2020...and-ridge.html

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I enjoyed your blog. What I found especially valuable is the car approach to the trail head. This gives the reader how the road conditions are at that time. That's one thing AllTrails lack although sometimes people do write about it briefly in the comments. I use to hike/backpack in the Valhallas fairly often when I lived in the Kootenays. There is a nice easy scramble up to the headwall above Shannon Lake in the northern Valhallas; you can drive in via Hills. I've read that people have scrambled up to the peaks around that area which will see less traffic compared to Gimli.
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I also enjoyed the blog. Nicely done!
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I enjoyed your blog. What I found especially valuable is the car approach to the trail head. This gives the reader how the road conditions are at that time. That's one thing AllTrails lack although sometimes people do write about it briefly in the comments. I use to hike/backpack in the Valhallas fairly often when I lived in the Kootenays. There is a nice easy scramble up to the headwall above Shannon Lake in the northern Valhallas; you can drive in via Hills. I've read that people have scrambled up to the peaks around that area which will see less traffic compared to Gimli.
Thanks a bunch (both of you), I appreciate it. solo75, Would you happen to know anything about getting to Asgard or Midgard from Gimli? I saw on a previous ClubTread post someone said that you go down to Mulvey Basin from the west ridge (between Gimli and Nisleheim), but when I was looking for a path it just seemed like a cliff drop, didn't seem to be a scramble-able path down.
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Would you happen to know anything about getting to Asgard or Midgard from Gimli? I saw on a previous ClubTread post someone said that you go down to Mulvey Basin from the west ridge (between Gimli and Nisleheim), but when I was looking for a path it just seemed like a cliff drop, didn't seem to be a scramble-able path down.
There is a good website that I like referring to: http://www.ronperrier.net/2017/10/08/midgard-peak/ His website also mentions climbing up Asgard. http://www.ronperrier.net/2017/10/08...k-mulvey-cone/
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There is a good website that I like referring to: http://www.ronperrier.net/2017/10/08/midgard-peak/ His website also mentions climbing up Asgard. http://www.ronperrier.net/2017/10/08...k-mulvey-cone/
That's pretty helpful, thank you!
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