Ascent of Mount Denman on 2011-08-26

Climber: Colleen Masters

Date:Friday, August 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Denman
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:1990 m / 6532 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Departed by boat from Cortes Bay on Cortes Island, with a friend who had climbed Denman a few times, and my boyfriend. After anchoring in Forbes Bay, we set off on an epic journey up this amazing mountain. Not at all for anyone looking for easily accessable, well marked route! Bushwhacking makes up the majority of the route, broken up by walking along an old mossy logging road from the early 1900s, shimmy-ing across wet logs over raging water, and some tricky spots clinging to the edge of the mountain nearing the peak, where I absolutely did not do very well when I dared to look down! And DO NOT attempt this without a head net, the bugs will have you crashing down the mountain fleeing for your life.

But what a rewarding summit!!! There are waterfalls everywhere, huge old cedars, wild blueberries and huckleberries, views of what seems like this entire part of this world...This is a very special mountain, with more than enough reward for those who dare take on the challenge of getting to it's peak.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Exposed Scramble
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:16 Hours 

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