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An amazing Artists' week near Mount Hallam in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia - Part IV - Climbing Mount Cardu

Our objective August 22 was Mount Cardu seen in the distance above and behind the waterfall. 
Iceberg Lake, above the top of the waterfall is in the foreground, with Mount Cardu rising behind.
Reaching the bottom of the glacier above Iceberg Lake.
Trekking up the glacier on crampons.
Nearing the top of the glacier
The steep head wall at the top of the glacier
Climbing above the glacier and toward the peak
Pausing before the final ascent
With Mike and Beatrice Wilhelm and Chucky at the top of Mount Cardu.  The top of Mount Hallam is visible to the left of us.
View looking south from the top of Mount Cardu.
View looking west from the top of Mount Cardu.
On the way down, the view looking back across Iceberg lake to the glacier
Getting ready to leave camp the next morning.
Group photo taken the following morning.   A big thanks to all who helped make our few days near Mount Hallam such an amazing experience.   


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