Regina - World famous mountaineer Sir Reginald Whitby plans to add Saskatchewan's Mount Wobbly to his list of summit achievements including Everest, Anapurnal, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mont Blanc, which is also a pen.
Mount Wobbly at three metres is the tallest peak in Saskatchewan which is otherwise flat.
Whitby had planned on taking the summit along the south col which is notoriously dangerous and prone to sudden wind storms but has reconsidered and is now planning on taking the summit in one giant hop.
Always the innovator Whitby explains, "A staged assault on the south col would be costly and risky to our team. We know that a single hop approach has not been advanced in mountaineering to date but we are willing to take that risk."
Whitby and his team are training by holding their noses to simulate the rapid change in oxygen anticipated at the peak.