I just returned from a few weeks in the Waddington Range of British Columbia. These mountains were described to me a few years ago by Mikey Schaefer as "way wilder" than Patagonia, and a "Karakoram experience 8 hours from Seattle." While Mikey may have been a little optimistic regarding the drive time (it took us ~11 hours from Vancouver to the helicopter hangar) I think his impressions of the range were spot-on. Despite not being able to go to Tahu Ratum, in Pakistan, as we had originally planned, Scott Bennett, Graham Zimmerman, and myself overcame VISA holdups from the consulate and various injuries to have a great trip, establishing some new routes and repeating a couple area classics.
Here are a few photos: