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Ascent of Old Glory Mountain on 2010-02-09

Climber: Erick Reeve

Date:Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Glory Mountain
    Location:Canada-British Columbia
    Elevation:7795 ft / 2375 m

Ascent Trip Report

More to follow later...

Beautiful area, even with the fog today! Can't wait to climb this mountain in the summer--it would be awesome!
I didn't even know there was a historic lookout up there--and it was unlocked!

I was somewhat slow during the climb...had severe symptoms of tendinitis(?) in both of my hip joints during the climb--much more painful than my previous climbs.

But I still decided to do a snow climb up the steep east side of Old Glory Mountain instead of following the ledge and ridge. It was painstaking and challenging with my snowshoes and ice axe--it must have been a 50-60° slope. The snow was consolidated and in some places the ice crust on top was rather hard and slippery. It was rewarding to make it to the top, even though at the moment it was whited-out with fog!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3964 ft / 1208 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3964 ft / 1208 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10.6 mi / 17 km
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Nearly a whiteout at the summit, but then the fog blew off for a bit.
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3714 ft / 1132 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3464 ft / 1055 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Old Glory Mtn. Trail (took "shortcut" up east face
    Start Trailhead:Trailhead just north of Rossland on Hwy 3B  4331 ft / 1320 m
    Time:6 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3714 ft / 1132 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3464 ft / 1055 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Gain on way out:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Old Glory Mtn. Trail
    End Trailhead:Trailhead just north of Rossland on Hwy 3B  4331 ft / 1320 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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