August 4, 2012
Yoho National Park, BC
The officially named Mt. Pollinger is merely a scree bump on the shoulder of the much-bigger Mt. McArthur. Getting there from Kiwetinok/Pollinger col was just a walk but Kiwetinok/Pollinger col itself is fairly remote and requires some degree of scrambling and scree bashing to reach. I don’t think anyone would come here for Mt. Pollinger itself and folks who bagged this peak often did it as part of a traverse.
Mike, Andrea, Aga, myself and two other Andrea’s friends managed to put down this little “peak” on the 2nd day of our Little Yoho August long weekend peak-bagging mission. Mike, Andrea and myself had just ascended the much-harder Kiwetinok Peak and we all regrouped near the col for the rest of this day. Like I mentioned earlier, the ascent of Mt. Pollinger from Kiwetinok/Pollinger col was nothing more than a mere walk, but the views were quite good.
After taking some obligatory summit photos, we immediately started to focus on the next objective, Mount McArthur.