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  • Flute & Oboe - ski tour (March 2022)
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  • Mount Sheer & Ben More - hike/scramble (August 2022)
  • Cathedral Mountain - hike/scramble (August 2022)
  • Mount Penrose - hike/scramble (August 2022)
  • Caltha Peak - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Beauty Peak - hike (September 2022)
  • Markhor-Needle Traverse & Flatiron - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Conway Peak - hike (September 2022)
  • Green Mountain/Pk 2200 - hike/scramble (September 2022)
  • Mount Brew (Whistler) - hike (September 2022)
  • Mount Barbour - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Mount Gillespie - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Cougar Mountain - hike/scramble (October 2022)
  • Barn Bluff (Red Wing, MN) - hike (October 2022)
  • Mount Steele - hike/snowshoe (November 2022)
  • Hunter Lookout - hike (November 2022)
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  • Mount Thom & Cilliwack Mountain/Hillkeep - hike (December 2022)
  • Frenchman Mountain (Las Vegas, NV) - hike (January 2023)
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  • Round Mountain - ski tour (February 2023)
  • Blowdown Peak - ski tour (February 2023)
  • Silverdaisy Mountain - ski tour (March 2023)
  • Spearhead Glacier/Husume Coulior - ski tour (March 2023)

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Last Updated: Jul. 13, 2004

Mount Matier - Northeast Spur, June 2004



The peaks that comprise the Joffre Group - Joffre Peak, Mount Matier and to a lesser extent, Mount Hartzell, Mount Spetch and Slalok Mountain, are popular ski-touring destinations in the winter and make for excellent mountaineering objectives later in the spring and into summer. Knowing this and with fond memories of the Spearhead Traverse still fresh in our minds, Eric and I hatched plans for our next Coast Mountains adventure installment; this time somewhat more removed from the familiar Whistler Valley corridor. Originally intending make the trip in May, we envisioned a 3-day ski-touring extravaganza on the Anniversary and Matier Glaciers with climbs of Matier's Northwest Face and Joffre's Southwest Gully (Aussie Couloir) thrown in there for good measure.

Alas, the weather wouldn't cooperate, and so our plans were put on hold while we pursued other silly, local objectives. Finally, the weekend of June 19 - 20 promised good weather. We didn't hesitate to seize the moment, though some minor changes to our original plans were in order. Given this year's mediocre snow pack, early melt and poor consolidation, it was decided that skis/split should be left behind. We also finally settled on making the approach via Cherise Creek, rather than the more popular (but longer) Joffre Lakes. Lastly, we modified our original itinerary, choosing instead to climb both Matier and Joffre in a day out of my in-law's North Vancouver residence. (more...)

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