In March of 1994 Jim Franken, Chris Kettles and Johnny Foon, made what is believed to be the first descent of the North Face of Mt. Foley in the Cheam range, just north of Chilliwack B.C.

We drove a good road to Jones Lake on the north side of the range, then up logging roads to high basin under the Northeast side of Mt. Foley. The Cheam range is technically the northern end of the Cascades and offers really great touring and ski mountaineering possibilities with reasonable access.

Mt. Foley

Check out those skis!!

young fellas Jim & Chris on the Summit.

Chris Kettles on the North Face of Mt. Foley