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Ascent of Silvertip Mountain on 1994-04-17

Climber: Brian Friedrich

Others in Party:Greg Bernard
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 17, 1994
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Silvertip Mountain
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:5348 ft / 1630 m

Ascent Trip Report

Moderate bushwack toward gully system S of SW ridge; began traverse at 1340m through trees to reach gully system above waterfalls; about 300m up the large gully, an avalanche swept down within 1m of us (moderate-sized, but heavy spring snow); we reassessed route options and decided the best option was to turn back that day; pleasantly, I ended up with a tick bite as well :)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3773 ft / 1150 m
    Trailhead:1575 ft / 480 m
    Grade/Class:Hike
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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