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Ascent of Mount Hector on 2018-09-07

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Friday, September 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mount Hector
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:9384 ft / 2860 m

Ascent Trip Report

There are at least two trails leading up Hector Creek: after crossing to climbers L of creek and climbing, at a cairned fork, R is the most direct way, scrambling a little then crossing the creek above a small waterfall. We kept L, scrambling a little and crossing the creek higher up. The trail continues up L; we headed R, crossing easy ground and then the creek, picking up the trail, which is cairned to about 2600m.

The glacier was covered with new snow from a few days ago: we started encountering snow covered crevasses; not a good place for a team of two. Mt Joffre likely similar so we spent the afternoon heading west where the recent change in weather is less of an issue.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope



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