The Evan Thomas Creek in Kananaskis Country near Calgary is home to dozens of quality ice routes. On the approaching trail there is a view of Mount Kidd, 2,958 m, across the valley. Mount Kidd is a hefty massif with two summits and a number of routes, winter and summer. From the right angle on the Evan Thomas trail you can see a large ice route, speculation about the route has often circulated coffee shops and pubs. Now, the duo who climbed the often tried K6 West route in Pakistan which gained them a nomination for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award, have climbed it.
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