Ascent of Victoria Peak on 2018-08-24
|Others in Party:||Greg Slayden -- Trip Report or GPS Track|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, August 24, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||Canada-British Columbia|
| Elevation:||7083 ft / 2158 m|
Ascent Trip Report2 days after Golden Hinde. Straightforward thanks to the Mclellans report. We parked 0.6mi before their trailhead, before steep loose section and started 0545 next morning.
Snow descent a little icy but good cramponing. We wrongly took the half height ledge which runs out, back tracked and climbed a class 4 chimney to gain the upper ledge. Need to climb to top of scree to find Hidden Gully. The pitch we scrambled with good tape aiding the hard move although I kept to the rock, seemed about British VDiff, about 5.4 YDS. Some thin cloud on ascent with a nice Brocken spectre, clear on top. Checked East summit by hand level, 9m lower. Westernmost rock is higher than the summit 2m to east with small plaque and loose rocks.
4h45 from our lower trailhead including our 15mins offroute detour. 30mins at summit, 9h30 round trip. Down to Gold River Chalets motel.
This is the third of the four VI ultras climbed this week. Not feasible to climb Rugged Mountain this time, due to travel logistics and a nearby wildfire.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3703 ft / 1128 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||3703 ft / 1128 m|
| Distance:||8.5 mi / 13.6 km|
| Start Trailhead:||3380 ft / 1030 m|
| Time:||4 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||4 Hours 15 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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