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Ascent of Mount Columbia on 2009-06-02

Climber: Ian Curran

Others in Party:Carsten Moldenhauer
Daniel Robb
Date:Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Columbia
    Location:Canada-Alberta/British Columbia
    Elevation:3741 m / 12274 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Day trip on a three day good weather window. Started at the Icefields Parking at 12:00 am. Ascended the Athabasca Glacier. Trench at 6:00 am. Base of Colmbia at 8:30 am. Summit at 1:00 pm. Return to car at 6:30 pm. Stellar 60 km, 2000+ m day trip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2499 m / 8202 ft
    Elevation Loss:2798 m / 9186 ft
    Distance:60 km / 37.3 mi
    Grade/Class:II
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Bluebird (-10 to + 10 C)
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2200 m / 7218 ft
    Extra Loss:299 m / 984 ft
    Distance:30 km / 18.6 mi
    Route:East Face
    Trailhead:Columbia Icefields Parking  1840 m / 6040 ft
    Time Up:11 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2499 m / 8202 ft
    Extra Gain:299 m / 984 ft
    Distance:30 km / 18.6 mi
    Route:East Face - Ski Descent
    Trailhead:Columbia Icefields Parking  1541 m / 5056 ft
    Time Down:5 Hours 30 Minutes



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