Win­ter on Mount Col­well

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Max Fisher and Mike Ford made the first win­ter as­cent of Mount Col­well on Van­cou­ver Is­land. They left the car at 8:30 a.m. and found travel to be fairly easy and the bush­whack­ing man­age­able. They ar­rived to the base of the route around noon and started climb­ing. “Af­ter nav­i­gat­ing the spin­drift and run-outs we dug in at 7 p.m. to eat, drink and sleep,” said Fisher. “At 7:30 a.m. we were on the move again and topped out the face at 11:30 a.m. and sum­mited the moun­tain at 12:45 p.m.” It was the se­cond as­cent of the face, the first was in Au­gust 2013 by Mike Shives, Mike Loch, Ryan Van Horne and Mike Mor­ris. “Huge thanks to Mike Ford for an­other rad Is­land alpine ad­ven­ture,” said Fisher. “Some­times, you’re just in the right place at the right time and this was one of those times.”

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