Ascent of Mount Carthew on 2015-07-25

Climber: Johann Schelesnak

Others in Party:Ashleigh
Joe Carroll -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, July 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Carpool
Peak:Mount Carthew
    Elevation:8648 ft / 2635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carthew-Alderson Hike with Ashleigh & Joe. Since we didn't find the SW route after Summit Lake, we decided to scramble up before the col and then connect to the SW ridge and walk up to the summit. The views were breathtaking, but we did have high winds (50 km/h+) at the top, as well as rain showers on the way down to Carthew Lakes. We took the route down to Waterton townsite, which took a while and we were surprised by some thundershowers near Alderson Lake. Overall it was a nice day and we had lunch at the lower Carthew Lake. This hike without the summit is part of the Triple Crown Challenge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3248 ft / 989 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4416 ft / 1345 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.6 mi / 20.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Very Windy, Partly Cloudy
Rain, High Winds on Summit, Thundershowers on Descent
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3248 ft / 989 m
    Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Route:SW Ridge Modified
    Start Trailhead:Cameron Lake  5400 ft / 1645 m
    Time:4 Hours 25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4416 ft / 1345 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 11 km
    Route:Carthew-Alderson Trail, Waterton Townsite
    End Trailhead:Cameron Falls  4232 ft / 1289 m
    Time:4 Hours 

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