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Ascent of Mount Edith Cavell on 2018-09-06

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:David Edgar
Pete Ellis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Edith Cavell
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:3362 m / 11033 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Road to trailhead officially closed at time of visit unless you have accommodation booked up there. We were booked into Edith Cavell hostel the night before. Gate at start of road was unmanned: luckily Petter Bjorstad was there recently so we knew the combination. The confirmation email also gave the combination, but we didn't pick up the email until after our visit.

6h30 up, 5h down, 11h50 round trip from Edith Cavell hostel. Followed Brandon Boulier's (downward) track up and down west ridge, visited all 3 summits: checked with hand level: easternmost is 1m higher than middle summit, which is 2m higher than west summit. Pretty clear views, best of the last 3 weeks, west to Robson, southward an impressive array of peaks.

Several inches of snow from a few days ago saw us post holing along ridge, took a steep snow ramp up onto summit block (in descent we dropped further down SW ridge before traversing, as snow had softened). With more snow due in next few days, the traverse R under the summit block could become unstable - good we got it when we did.

Coincidentally my nearest hospital at Peterborough UK is called after the same nurse, who was born near there, and coincidentally was arrested for helping PoWs escape, on the date this peak was first climbed, 15 Aug 1915.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1662 m / 5455 ft
    Distance:25.6 km / 15.9 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS3
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1662 m / 5455 ft
    Distance:25.6 km / 15.9 mi
    Trailhead:1700 m / 5578 ft
    Time Up:6 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0 km / 0 mi
    Time Down:5 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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