Mount Strom

August 13, 2013

3023m

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.

Dan trudging up Mount Strom. Assiniboine/Strom col below

Dan trudging up Mount Strom. Assiniboine/Strom col below

The mighty Mount Assiniboine

The mighty Mount Assiniboine

Panorama view of the northeast side.

Panorama view of the northeast side.

Another panorama view of Magog, Assiniboine, and Sturdee

Another panorama view of Magog, Assiniboine, and Sturdee

Panorama view of the west side, the BC side

Panorama view of the west side, the BC side

A closer look at the NE Ridge of Assiniboine. Getting psyched!!

A closer look at the NE Ridge of Assiniboine. Getting psyched!!

Looking north down to Wedgewood Lake

Looking north down to Wedgewood Lake

A zoomed-in panorama view of the BC side. Smoky..

A zoomed-in panorama view of the BC side. Smoky..

Zooming-in looking north

Zooming-in looking north

Dan coming to the summit of Strom, with Mount Magog behind

Dan coming to the summit of Strom, with Mount Magog behind

Wedgewood Peak

Wedgewood Peak

Me on the summit of Mount Strom

Me on the summit of Mount Strom

Mount Sturdee

Mount Sturdee

A closer look at Mount Sturdee

A closer look at Mount Sturdee

Another look at Mount Assiniboine

Another look at Mount Assiniboine

Dan on the summit, signing the register

Dan on the summit, signing the register

Our entry.

Our entry.

Lake Magog and the Assiniboine's core area

Lake Magog and the Assiniboine’s core area

Comments
  1. Alex Macdonald says:

    Hello Steven, long time reader.

    I’m looking at doing a summit of mount strom from lake magog next weekend.

    I’m hoping you might be able to shed a little light on the conditions and what to expect.

    We’ll be coming in from Lake Magog (north side)
    No intention of summiting the quite technical Assiniboine neighbour but would love the close up view from Mount Strom summit or at least the col.

    Couple of questions,
    How many hours should we expect from the Lake Magog area up to the col of strom/Assiniboine?

    How technical is that summit from the col?

    It looks like there’s a decent ascent to the col but to get up there does it have well travelled steps up and down similar to most of the scrambles and hikes around? Or is it a less travelled trail that we may get cliffed out on?

    Thanks very much for your insight and experience (both on this one and in general)

    All the best,

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