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Ascent of Fissile Peak on 1994-08-18

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Graham Merritt----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 18, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fissile Peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:2439 m / 8002 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Left directly from work on Wednesday to meet Graham; hiked up to Russett Lake in about 2.5 hours via Fitzsimmonds; slept that night in BCMC cabin - no-one else there except the mice :) Started at 0545 the next morning toward Overlord; while on talus slopes west of Fissile, we decided to continue up the NW side and join the NW ridge as low as possible; fairly easy ascent, but somewhat exposed and extremely loose in spots; signed register on summit and then descended via the SE ridge - loose, but easy - and then continued over to Whirlwind
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1801 m / 5906 ft
    Route:NW Ridge
    Trailhead:638 m / 2096 ft
    Grade/Class:Class 3-
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear



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