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Mount Wilcox
On 29 June 2003, Megan Gerbrandt, Dan Millar, Kelly Wood and I made the long drive out to Jasper National Park to hike up Wilcox Pass.  This was my third (and Kelly's second) trip to the pass which, on a clear day and with minimal hiking effort, offers some of the Canadian Rockies' finest scenery.  When we reached the pass, I could see a large party of climbers coming down from Mount Wilcox.  Naturally, I wanted to go up there also.  Megan, Dan and Kelly opted to hang out at the pass (they eventually went to visit the Columbia Icefields Visitor Centre) while I scrambled up Mount Wilcox alone.  I encountered no difficulties until the last hundred metres or so before the summit.  Here, the terrain is steeper, and on this day, lingering snow patches dictated careful route selection.  I reached the 2884-metre summit of Mount Wilcox about 1.5 hours after leaving the pass.  After the usual summit chores (photos, limerick for register, and eating lunch), I descended the mountain easily and rejoined my friends at the Wilcox Pass trailhead.
A very short scramble!
Dan and Megan bag a big rock.
Mount Wilcox
Mount Wilcox rises up above Wilcox Pass.  The scrambler's ascent route essentially follows the skyline ridge from the left.
Things get interesting...
The scrambling gets more serious higher up.  Note the two descending climbers (they were roped up).
Scrambler's delight.
The upper mountain has some challenging sections.
One more tricky spot...
The summit is very close, but getting to it requires another tricky down-climb.
Hey, look at me!
The summit views are outstanding.
Heaven!
Mounts Athabaska and Andromeda look resplendent in the  afternoon sun.  The Athabaska Glacier, on the other hand, looks alarmingly smaller.
Mount Bryce
Mount Bryce