FA – K. and TG Longstaff, R.Aemmer, July 1910
Mt.Strom is a excellent consolation if high hopes for summiting nearby Mt.Assiniboine don’t work out; in fact you could bail high off Assiniboine and still make the summit of Strom if you need to top out on something after hiking all the way in to the mountain. Strom is a perfectly defined easy ridge of snow, like an Eygptian pyramid, that starts out from behind the R.C. Hind Hut and travels to a casual summit after passing a tiny rock band hardly worth mentioning. From hut to the top takes about an hour. Crampons, an ice axe yes – a rope and gear nahh. The views are second to one!
Park at the Mt.Shark parking lot off Smith-Dorrien Trail. Hike the signed trail to the Bryant Creek trail, then to Assiniboine Pass and eventually huff ‘n puff into Lake Magog about 6 hours later. If it’s a cool evening one could risk going up the 300m ice coulior in the middle of the lower rock band (about one hour of 45 degree ice)to the open flats and the R.C. Hind Hut. Or, take the Gmoser Highway to the Hut, which twists up the headwall but beware of dicey scree over steep drops. Strom’s snow ridge is bloody obvious behind the Hut.