Ogden, Mount

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1916. Ogden, Isaac Gouverneur (Isaac Ogden was an auditor and vice president with the CPR.) Official name. The lower of the two spiral tunnels passes within this mountain. The tunnel is 887 meters long and the elevation difference between the upper and lower entrance is 15 meters. (from peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
7
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
3rd Class

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Ever since I first read about Mount Ogden (likely from Nugara a decade ago), it's been on my endless to-do list of peaks. Nugara added the peak to his second scrambles book. When Kane added it to his latest book, with a different lower access route than Nugara's, it only peaked my interest (pun intended). Earlier this year I joined Liz and Mike for a delightful trip up Divide Mountain, which granted me excellent views of Ogden. Based on negative trip reports from Kane's route via Sherbrooke Lake and a manky avalanche slope, I knew I wanted to utilize Nugara's approach up the south ridge directly from the Trans Canada Highway. 

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,695
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,842
Elevation Gain (m): 
1150
Round Trip Time: 
5.50
Total Distance (km): 
8.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

The crux is a short, loose, exposed ledge with an awkward step on the north side of the summit block.