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Ascent of Kings Peak on 2011-09-03

Climber: Thomas Burley

Others in Party:Randy bosma
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kings Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:6762 ft / 2061 m

Ascent Trip Report

A plan for a couple of days on the mountain turned into an overnight at the parking lot and a long day hike up and down. We had great weather (hot) and unlimited visibility. We went up the Hiker's route onto Queen's face. The views of the high mountains of Strathcona Park reveal themselves as you head around the east flank of the mountain. Colonel Foster and then Elkhorn dominate, with Rambler in further out and ultimately the Golden Hinde over the shoulder of Elkhorn. The climb is a scramble. We crossed some late season snow and there are a few fun and exposed chutes near the top, especially if you get off of the indistinct trail. Great views from the peak, including Victoria Peak and Mount Waddington in the northern distance. Same route down, 12 hour round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5913 ft / 1802 m
    Grade/Class:Scramble
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot, clear, unlimited visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5913 ft / 1802 m
    Route:Hiker's route
    Start Trailhead:Kings Peak trailhead  849 ft / 258 m
Descent Statistics



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