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If you're heading up this route in winter it's worth noting that there is significant cornice risk most years. In 2017 five experienced snowshoers, two of which had basic avalanche training, were killed when the cornice collapsed beneath them on a peak very nearby with similar feautres. Be wary and keep at least 8m back from the edge.
Also, after storm cycles small storm slab avalanches can knock you off your feat into tree wells so take the same precautions you would snowshoeing in any avalanche terrain.
If you're going up this route in winter don't forget that in 2017 five experienced snowshoers were killed when the cornice they were standing on collapsed. In a big snow year the cornices potential fall zone can be 8 metres long, so keep well back from the edge.
Less risk , but after snowfall small storm slabs can knock people into tree wells. Despite the seemingly low risk of this adventure all relevant precautions should be taken.
One slight edit. Ice tools are not required for this route as there is no permanent snow, ice or technical rock climbing required. Skis or Snowshoes, and crampons would be required for a winter ascent.
I think there may have been a misunderstanding regarding grading. This route is rated F (facile ) by the UIAA, and Grade I in the North American Alpine Rating system.
Matt Gunn's Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia Guidebook rates this peak as a "Moderate" scramble. This means minimal exposure, some slight routefinding challenges, with lot's of distance and elevation.
One slight edit.
In recent years the firewood has been running out long before the September heli-drops. Please burn only what you need to, and be considerate to future guests.
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