President and Vice-President, Field, Yoho National Park
from "Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies" by Sean Dougherty
Emerald Basin. FA J. Outram, C. Kaufmann, and J. Pollinger, July 1901. Take the road to Emerald Lake. From the parking lot follow Emerald Lake Trail
around the west shore of the lake. The trail to Emerald Basin branches off at the north end of the lake just after you pass a horse gate where the lakeshore
trail turns right. Follow this trail for 500m to a junction. Take the left turn and climb up a steep trail into the basin. Cross the amphitheatre (sometimes
a faint trail) towards the creek that runs down from the glacier. Work your way up the creek or up glaciated slabs to the snout of the glacier below
the impressive walls of the S ridge of the President. Continue up the glacier directly to President Pass from where the two summits can be gained
as described under Little Yoho Valley. 

[from the Little Yoho Valley description] From the pass the summit of the President is easily reached via the E ridge in half an hour.
Likewise the W ridge of the Vice-President is very easily climbed.
YDS grade II.

The red line indicates our approach up the glacier ato President Pass and up to each summit. 

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