Ascent of Panorama Ridge on 2019-05-05

Climber: Matt Stewart

Others in Party:Louie Cao
Date:Sunday, May 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Panorama Ridge
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:6798 ft / 2072 m

Ascent Trip Report

Strava: “What do we do if we see a bear?” “Go Bears!” - Louie

Beautiful day! Sunny and pleasant (maybe 50-60 degrees F). First snow sighted at 3100 feet, snow became pretty consistent on trail around 3400', put snowshoes on at 4100'. Saw 2 hikers ascending Black Tusk and 2 hikers summiting Panorama Ridge right as we were turning back. Then saw a few more folks who had likely hiked up to Garibaldi Lake. We all sunburned due to the minimal clothing (shorts and a t shirt for most of the day!), bright sun, and reflective snow.

There were solid tracks to the saddle where we turned back (about 250' below the Panorama Ridge summit). There were no tracks above this point which indicated that no one had been to the actual summit in weeks. We attempted to scramble up the snow but there were lots of signs of avalanches on either side of the ridge and we decided it would not be worth it to attempt.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4881 ft / 1487 m
    Round-Trip Distance:17 mi / 27.4 km
    Route:Panorama Ridge Trail via Taylor Meadows
    Trailhead:Rubble Creek Trailhead  1917 ft / 584 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Beautiful day in British Columbia!
Ascent Statistics
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:5 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Stewart
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