Last weekend, after 4+ decades of admiring this beautiful mountain from a distance, we finally did the summit hike. Took advantage of the longest day of the year by having the shortest sleep of the year, out of our bivies at 2:00 am, geared up and tromping up the Coleman glacier by 3:00 am under a canopy of stars. The conditions were excellent, and 7:00 am found us with the sun in our faces and the summit proper a short distance away across the dome. The whole trip was spectacular from start to finish, still buzzing from the beauty and scale of the place.
Late summer backpacking in Garibaldi Provincial Park.