July 25th 2019
Mt Whymper is the mountain directly across from Stanley Glacier parking on Hwy 93 S. Start from the parking but walk back east towards Castle Mountain turn off. The Gaia route shows going up the first avi chute but you would then have to cross over to the center one. So walk past that cairn and start as shown on photo. Most of the blogs on this hike are confusing !!! Spirko found a chimney. No one else mentions it and we never saw it. Others talk of turning left to early. Then talk about traversing across on a ledge. Don’t do any of that just keep going up the center gully until you see and pass the chock block. I don’t think we went much further before we saw the edge of the ridge and turned left at the snow patch see photo. The rest of the way is obvious. Now coming down we went into the big cirque south and west. NOT shown on GPS track it stopped working UGGG. Anyway it may be best to go to the COl we did not and the going was not good. Once in the big Cirque it is easy going until the drainage drops away and you need to turn left into the burnt trees and bushwhack across and down until you see the clearings in Photo. We split up and both ways took the same time. Question? Which way to come down. I don’t know it would have been hard down climbing the way up but a lot less frustrating than the loop around.
No GPS Track down so need to double km to 7 to 8 Time was about 6 hrs.