Here are some shots from a quick run up part of Storm Mountain with my buddy Graham.


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Here's the guide book. Note the very small amount of guidance (typical for Alan Kane) as it's
important to 'find your own way'.


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Graham and I were pleased to have a short window to get some elevation in. The cool thing about
the Highwood area is you start so high up, in this case at ~2000m. Here's Graham walking to the
trailhead with a beautiful sunny morning.


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Going up Storm in this area means you're ~45 minutes to alpine meadows and beautiful flowers like
cow parsnip, Indian paintbrush in beautiful pinks and whites, avens, and lots of great views.


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Here's Graham showing off the use of cow parsnip (last year's) to make a shooter.


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This is 'Duncan flower' or 'Duncan weed'.


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Here's Graham having a nice look around as we side-hill towards the end of the valley.


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The route actually goes all the way to the END of the meadow, NOT up to the left of Graham,
despite what the various maps call out.


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A neat look at part of the sedimentary layers on Storm, after we trudged up a pretty gnarly
scree/rock drainage that then cliffed us out.


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Graham says that the views from Storm are pretty stellar! That's Joffre with a bit of snow
still on it, along with three pretty cool ridge lines from here.


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Seeing some other sweet rock lines looking up towards Mist Mountain.


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We attempted to salvage our detour by down-climbing onto some cliff bands. It's too bad I didn't
get a better shot of Graham here since I was busy trying to spot him as he worked on his tiny
footwork in mountaineering boots.


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After exploring around a bit, even though we were inside ~50 m from the ridge start, we were two full
big cliff bands from it, so we turned and came back up. Here's Graham showing his climbing skills.


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This shows the ridge path (up centre) and then the summit (top left) to the top of Storm.
Next time Graham.


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Graham gives scree and down-sloping limestone with little rocks on it the thumb of approval.


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What IS awesome about this day is listening to marmots and having lunch in the sun. Whoop whoop!


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Graham took a cool shot of me testing the rock before coming down on it.


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Climbing out from the cliff band we stuck ourselves on by going the wrong way.


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The early part of this hike was quite nice and involved a section of brown slate that sounded
like metal plates striking each other.


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This gives a better look at what happens when you get 'cliffed out'.


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Trying to eyeball the best path.

The route on Garmin Connect is HERE

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