Ascent of Needle Peak on 1995-04-01

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Paul Guarducci
Simon Schosser
Simon Eteen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 1, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Needle Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:6857 ft / 2090 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left home at about 0700; Simon E and I skiied as Paul and Simon S snowshoed/hiked; routefinding was easy up to top and along ridge; winds were blowing at at least 50 kts once on ridgecrest near summit; some minor scrambing in final sections (short C3- exposed); nice summit area--cozy; my ski decent was an 'experience'; fun day overall
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2805 ft / 854 m
    Route:W ridge
    Trailhead:Salt shed parking on Hwy 5  4052 ft / 1235 m
    Grade/Class:Class 3-
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy

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