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Ascent to Mist Mountain-south summit on 2001-07-06

Climber: Jan Triska

Date:Friday, July 6, 2001
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Mist Mountain - south summit
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:3040 m / 9974 ft
    Remaining Elevation:98 m / 323 ft (10% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Trip to a sub-summit of Mist Mountain. This was a fun and, at some points, challenging day out. I did this solo, as many of the Kananaskis and Highwood pass area peaks. Ended up scrambling up some steep rocky gully (too lazy to bring Kane's guidebook that day) and, due to snow clinging to the summit ridge, decided to stop at the south sub-summit. Mist Mountain is a fairly rugged peak that doesn't get the attention its neighbours like Mt. Rae and Mt. Tyrwhitt get (not in this database, btw). Bring an ice axe to help plodding up the final slopes...
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:900 m / 2953 ft
    Trailhead:2140 m / 7021 ft
    Grade/Class:moderate to difficul
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
hot sunny day, pleasant on the summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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