Patterson's Peak

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named by Raymond M. Patterson. Patterson, Raymond M. (A rancher, explorer and author, Raymond Patterson is closely associated with the Highwood Valley and the Nahanni and other northern rivers.) Official name. (from peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

After grunting my way up Serendipity Peak, I didn't linger long in the fierce winds at the summit but turned my attention quickly towards a distant looking Patterson's Peak. Actually, my first glance towards Patterson's made it appear much closer than I was expecting. It's not until I actually started descending to the Pyriform S5 / Patterson's col that I realized it was further than I first guess. Typical. (Don't confuse Patterson's Peak with Mount Patterson in Banff, which I've skied. The former is a relatively newly named summit - August of 2000 - and much easier.)

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,728
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,950
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
8.00
Total Distance (km): 
16.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No technical difficulties as part of a traverse from Serendipity Peak. A long day with routefinding from hwy 40.