Ascent of Mount Athabasca on 2014-07-26
|Others in Party:||Ida Vincent|
|Date:||Saturday, July 26, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||11453 ft / 3490 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe left the car park at 3:45 am. They no longer allow climbers through the gate, so we had to hike the one mile up the road to the start of the climbers trail. After 1:45 h, we roped up after leaving the moraine and stepping onto the snow just below the start of the glacier.
The final "catwalk" up to the col is a steep and very exposed traverse. Well practiced self belay techniques are essential. Final stretch up Silverhorn was rocky with an obvious switchback trail. A short ridge traverse took us from Silverhorn to Athabasca.
Many exposed and hidden crevasses this time of year. The two of us stepped into at least 4-5 hidden crevasses.
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