Grotto Mountain

After a previous attempt was aborted because of rain, Dan Millar and I returned to scramble up Grotto Mountain on 10 May 1997.  This time, the weather cooperated, and we easily reached the 2706-metre summit via the direct route.  For our descent, we decided to follow the northwest ridge in hopes of looping back to where we started.  This ridge walk was a real treat--easily the most enjoyable part of the day.  The only hiccup came when we dropped down the scree slope to tree line.  Unable to find the good trail which leads back to the Alpine Club of Canada clubhouse, we 'simply' bushwhacked our way down the mountain. 
The Big Gully Dan stops for a breather during the ascent.
Hmmm...need to get an ice axe for these summit photos... Sonny balances on top of the summit cairn.
All gravy from here! This is looking back at the summit from the northwest ridge.
Is that the Yeti? Dan keeps his distance from the cornices as he continues along the northwest ridge.
Go around a second time?? Sonny points to the direct route up Grotto Mountain.
Photo Courtesy of Dan Millar