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Marko
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Calgary, Alberta
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  12:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply to this posting
I haven't done much scrambling in this area, but after seeing some friend's photos from last year, I really want to do this one. Does anyone know if it's been done this year? I wonder what the snow conditions are like. On the Alberta side snow seems to have stuck around for longer than usual.

KARVITK
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Happy go lucky, plaid wearin, postholin, safeway gaitor sportin, old-school film shootin, giver of many regards

Abbotsford, B.C.
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  5:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you talking about Mount Nelson near Nelson, BC. If so, it is a great hike leading to a ridge walk, with a trail not much used past the 5 km mark. Lots of fun blueberries further up, should be best within a few weeks.

Was up there 2 years ago.

K

sandy
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Kootenay Bud


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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  5:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think he is asking about Mount Nelson in the Purcells. It's on the dry side of a dry range so it will probably be fine.

KARVITK
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Happy go lucky, plaid wearin, postholin, safeway gaitor sportin, old-school film shootin, giver of many regards

Abbotsford, B.C.
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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  5:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sandy

I think he is asking about Mount Nelson in the Purcells. It's on the dry side of a dry range so it will probably be fine.



Okay thanks.... Another Mt. Nelson then

K

Marko
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Calgary, Alberta
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  7:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, the one in the Purcells. Going to Invermere for a week and hoping to do something in that area. Thanks for the information Sandy

mtnview
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Calgary, Alberta
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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  9:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sonny Bou did a pretty good trip report on Nelson here Marko.

http://www.freewebtown.com/ssbou/ssbou2009/nelson.html


Snow and ice may stymie you if conditions are still not so good.

Regards
Allan A

http://www.truedino.com

Edited by - mtnview on 07/22/2010 9:51 PM

Marko
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Calgary, Alberta
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  10:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Allan. The same people that inspired Sonny are the ones that I was referring to. Their pictures are here:

Kerry's
http://picasaweb.google.com/kerryv/20090703MountNelson#

Blanka's
http://blankac.fotki.com/2009/20090703-mt-nelson/

Marko
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Calgary, Alberta
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  10:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
oh i see sonny also has those links on his website. :) anyway, i think last year the conditions were much better. this year we've had a bit of a colder summer. Hopefully there isn't that much snow and I can share a successful trip report too. :)

Kootenay Kid
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Invermere, BC
Canada

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 Posted - 07/22/2010 :  11:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The nice thing about Nelson is that you can see it clearly from 30km away and will know if snow might be an issue. Snow did stay late but we've had some hot weather and it should be good now.

Rachelo
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Calgary, Alberta
Andorra

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 Posted - 07/23/2010 :  5:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kyle was up there a couple weeks ago and summitted despite snowcover, so I suspect you should be fine.

Kootenay Kid
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Invermere, BC
Canada

178 Posts

 Posted - 07/23/2010 :  11:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Had a pretty good look today. There is still snow but looks manageable for sure.
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