Ascent to Hkusam Mountain-Kusam Klimb peak on 2016-06-18

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Others in Party:Sean Blanton
Graham Perkins
Date:Saturday, June 18, 2016
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Hkusam Mountain - Kusam Klimb peak
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:1445 m / 4741 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Kusam Klimb 2016 - Fantastic event, huge turnout, while still maintaining that low-key quality. The variety of people this event attracts is amazing. People of all ages. Some dudes doing it in jeans, others in board shorts... really fun stuff. The climb itself is long and arduous. Using anything you can to thrust your body up the mountain, grabbing trees, roots, rocks... some areas with fixed ropes. Love that stuff! It's important to not redline your heart rate on this climb because of how long and steep it is - 3.4 miles at 26% average grade... it ain't no joke! My favorite part of the race was the initial descent down to the summit lake, and then the snow climb to the top of the climb for the day. Going down was long - 10 miles - and intense! You can really haul on the downhill. Mix of forest roads and single-track. The fauna in BC is simply incredible. It's like a northern jungle.

And yes, now I can say I am officially... Tough Enough!

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1524 m / 5000 ft
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow Climb
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool and perfect but quite humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1524 m / 5000 ft
    Extra Loss:96 m / 318 ft
    Distance:5.6 km / 3.5 mi
    Route:Bill's Trail
    Trailhead:Sayward  17 m / 59 ft
    Time Up:1 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Marcus Lostracco
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