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Top Brits Climb Mount Alberta’s North Face

Visiting U.K. climbers make third ascent of route on Mount Alberta’s North Face. Nick Bullock and Will Sim have made a rare ascent of the north face of the 3,619-metre Mount Alberta via the 2008 route climbed by Steve House and Vince Anderson.

Bullock wrote about Alberta after returning, “To quote Jon Walsh on Alberta, ‘It’s only had a handful of ascents in the past 10 or 15 years.’ “Happy to say its had another via The Anderson/House. A big bad face in a wild place. Bolt clipping for the final seven days in Canada! Thanks to Will Sim for sharing a great and memorable experience.”

In 2007, Jon Walsh and Chris Brazeau climbed a new route up the north face. It was the first grade six in the Rockies opened in a single push. The Brazeau/Walsh is graded VI, 5.11, M6.

In 2012, Jason Kruk and Joshua Lavigne repeated the Anderson/House VI, M8R/X, WI5+, A2 in an attempt to free the short aid section. In the end, the conditions were not ideal and they were forced to aid, but not before four big falls and a pulled pin.