First Win­ter As­cent of West Coast Face

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Brette Har­ring­ton and Marc-An­dre Le­clerc made the first win­ter as­cent of the north face of Ledge Moun­tain on Canada’s West Coast in Fe­bru­ary. This is a sig­nif­i­cant climb and Le­clerc said af­ter, “It was our sec­ond at­tempt af­ter only mak­ing it two pitches up in De­cem­ber. This is the best alpine route I’ve been on in the Sea to Sky by a large mar­gin, hard well-pro­tected mixed climb­ing and Scot­tish style ice gul­lies, in­ter­spersed with wild mo­ments like cam­pus­ing through an over­hang­ing snow wave with my tools stuck in sketchy snice. Hard to ask for a bet­ter ad­ven­ture so close to town.”

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