Consummation Peak

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Interesting Facts: 

Other than a very (!) interesting name, I can find no sources for Consummation Peak other than a map near the Le Relais Hut near Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park. I'm sure there's a story behind it though. Consummation is a minor scree pile located between the two impressive summits of Odaray to the south and Cathedral Mountain to the north.

Technical Difficulty Level: 
4
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017

After a long outing the week before to the Egypt Lakes area and a somewhat gloomy weather forecast, I decided to play it safe on Saturday, September 23 2017 with a nice fall hike on the western edge of the Lake O'Hara region in Yoho National Park. Wietse decided to join me on this venture. I found Consummation Peak while perusing the ViewRanger Landscape maps in areas that I knew had larches. There was only one trip report online for this minor summit and it seemed to be exactly what I was looking for - something fairly low (not in the clouds) and easy (there was fresh snow).

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,506
Elevation Gain (m): 
1230
Round Trip Time: 
8.50
Total Distance (km): 
22.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than the long approach up the Lake O'Hara road.