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Ascent of Mount Gordon on 2003-02-16

Climber: Jan Triska

Others in Party:Jon Hyatt
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Gordon
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:10371 ft / 3161 m

Ascent Trip Report

My first ski touring peak ever. A great day out on the Wapta, with an early start from the Wapta Hut. Jon and I would spend two days up on the icefield. This was a real intro to the world of alpine touring, constantly adjusting the gear and learning to climb steep snow slopes on skis, with the skins. We made frequent stops and took lots of pcitures.
Gordon's a bit of a slog but it is one of the best summit panoramas you'll ever see, even if your standards are very high (Mt. Forbes and Mt. Temple, among other big Rockies peaks). Plus, the ski out is long and fairly rewarding.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2625 ft / 800 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2625 ft / 800 m
    Grade/Class:class 1, an intermed
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2625 ft / 800 m
    Route:glacier
    Start Trailhead:Wapta Hut  7746 ft / 2360 m
    Time:4 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2625 ft / 800 m
    Route:same as ascent
    End Trailhead:Wapta Hut  7746 ft / 2360 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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