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Ascent of Mount Hector on 2009-04-27

Climber: Ian Curran

Others in Party:Daniel Robb
Brace Lee
Date:Monday, April 27, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Hector
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:3393 m / 11135 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Day trip up Hector on the normal route. Popular ski ascent for good reason. Great ravel, but the powder was pretty much gone for the season at such an aspect and elevation. Some pretty tough crust up high to ski top powder from 3000 down to 2400. Then some good corn all the way back down to the car at 1800 m. Waited 1 hour for visibility to clear enough to climb last 400 m. Last 50 m of snowclimbing was smooth without crampons. Note there is a piton by the 'crux' chokestone to surpass the first cliff band.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1599 m / 5249 ft
    Route:North Glacier
    Trailhead:1794 m / 5886 ft
    Grade/Class:II
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Skis, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, Overcast
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