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Ascent of Mount Ida on 2018-09-08

Climber: Rob Woodall

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Ida
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:5141 ft / 1566 m

Ascent Trip Report

3h30 from forest road junction 3km S of peak, parking half a mile S of Adam Walker's start point of a month ago, as road to N and E at that point has recently been debuilt with culverts replaced by deep channels. We accessed the forest road from 50.55967, -119.34896 - turning not marked on topo map. My GPS track recorded poorly but should give an idea of the driving route. Was OK in our Santa Fe AWD, should be OK in 2wd with care.

Ida has 2 main summits approx same height, 1.1km apart, with 3 summits between them, separated by scrambly gaps, the whole covered in old deadfall, entertaining but took an hour longer than expected. Revisit, as last year I only made the far east 'tourist' summit which is 50m lower. Having seen Adam and John made the summit, I called back in passing.

Topo map has E summit 1567m; peakbagger favours W summit but listed 3m lower at 1564m. Hand level suggests W summit is probably higher viewing E-W but low confidence as E summit has trees hence ground not properly visible viewing W-E.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1581 ft / 481 m
    Grade/Class:YDS3
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1581 ft / 481 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.5 km
    Start Trailhead:3560 ft / 1085 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Rob Woodall
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