August 13, 2013
Assiniboine Area, BC
Despite the its elevation being above 3000 meters, Mount Strom is merely a bump to the northwest of the mighty Mount Assiniboine. Dan and I did it as a short diversion from our 2-day ascent up the NE Ridge of Mount Assiniboine. We approached from Assiniboine Creek, commonly known as the BC side approach. Once we gained the col between Strom and Assiniboine, it was a short and easy trudge up scree to the summit of Strom. The summit offers great view of our primary objective. For a full report of our trip, go to my Assiniboine’s trip report. Here, I’ll only focus on the part between Strom/Assiniboine col and Mount Strom.
For those of you wishing to see the north face of Assiniboine up-close, but don’t have the skill to climb it, I will suggest Mount Strom and its higher neighbour, Wedgewood Peak. They’re both easy scrambles from R.C. Hind Hut and offer great views in a remote area. This is a beautiful area so maybe someday I’ll be back to scramble up Wedgewood Peak.