Proboscis, Cirque of the Unclimbables, Canada

This past August, with support from the American Alpine Club, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days living in a boulder field in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, Northwest Territories, Canada.

During that time, we climbed 10 days on the 2000’ Southeast face of Proboscis, finally freeing the crux pitches of the 1963 Original Route (VI 5.12 R), and reaching the summit ridge.

We were humbled by the remoteness of the place, the massive scale of the Logan Mountains, and by the steep and impressive line the first ascentionists had chosen. We wanted to share some photos from our adventure, and say thanks to Darn Tough for sending us each with a few pairs of socks.

-Emily Stifler

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