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and the tr iple peak on the r ight is Mount Jupiter. The mi­nor peaks on Jupiter are, from the left, Lena, Pol lux and Cas­tor. The col to the north of Jupiter is Sap­phire Col. There’s a biv y hut up there, and some­times you can see climbers on the r idge. From the front porch, you’re look­ing north. You can see the green roof of the Rogers Pass Cen­tre be­low, and above it is Mount Tup­per, the Tup­per and Swiss Glaciers and Mount Rogers.

In win­ter, the hut is the base for dozens of sk iers a week. Back­countr y skil ls and avalanche train­ing are a must. In the sum­mer, it’s used by hik­ers and climbers head­ing out for the Asulkan Ridge group.–

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