Ascent of Mount Fisher on 2018-08-05

Climber: Seán Caulfield

Date:Sunday, August 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Fisher
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:9327 ft / 2842 m

Ascent Trip Report

Having ascended Cathedral Mountain the previous day the plan had been to drive to the BC approach for Mount Assiniboine. Unfortunately though my climbing partner's knee wasn't going to be up to the task so we had to settle for an easier objective.After much googling & last-minute research Mount Fisher was the call.

After a detour into Cranbrook for dinner we drove to the trailhead (high-ish clearance required) where we slept in the back of my XL-7. There was one other truck at the trailhead, which belonged to a couple who we would meet the following day - they had camped about halfway up the mountain.

Around 7am some other cars started to arrive, so we got up & made breakfast before setting off up the trail. The first section was relentlessly steep through a forest until we finally came out of the trees & followed a creek for a short while to the campsite. After the campsite there was a traverse on a surprisingly good trail across a field of loose rocks before a steep scramble up to a col & onwards to the summit.

The scrambling was easy 3rd class with little exposure for the most part, we made a couple of detours onto slightly trickier terrain to pass a couple of other parties. The summit offered a spectacular view of the surroundings & was also home to the biggest marmot I have ever seen.

Would definitely recommend a hike up Fisher if you find yourself in this part of BC.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4455 ft / 1357 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:Mount Fisher Trailhead  4872 ft / 1484 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Hot, sunny, cloudless day
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Seán Caulfield
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