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Ascent of Pyramid Mountain on 1995-09-18

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Monday, September 18, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hitchhiking
Peak:Pyramid Mountain
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:2763 m / 9065 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Fresh from a romp through the Colorado Rockies, I hitchhiked to Jasper for some season closure, hoping to get a nice day or two. I did get some nice weather - and got the chance to climb Pyramid Mountain.
This is a long day; I benefitted from renting a mountain bike and doing the approach road on the bike. The scrambling route bored me a bit, so I deviated from it and ended getting into some fairly exposed terrain. The summit cone is strewn with big boulders, it felt endless and my footing was, I remember, precarious. A great day out, summit views included Robson, Mt. Edith Cavell and other giants, plus numerous front ranges peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1600 m / 5249 ft
    Trailhead:Jasper  1163 m / 3816 ft
    Grade/Class:moderate to difficul
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Bicycle, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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