Quartz Peak (Little Fatigue)

Interesting Facts: 

Andrew Nugara calls this summit north of Fatigue Mountain, "Little" Fatigue in his guidebook. At 2920m high, I don't like the name "Little". I'm calling it Quartz Peak after it's tiny neighbor to the west, Quartz Hill.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
Extreme
YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

While standing on many of the peaks lining the Sunshine Meadows area in Banff National Park, one's eyes are naturally drawn towards the line of summits from Howard Douglas in the north to Fatigue and Golden Mountain in the south towards Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia. Right in the middle of all of these fairly significant peaks on the Continental Divide lies an unnamed peak at just over 2900m high. For years now, I've looked at this summit and wondered two things. Firstly, why isn't such a prominent peak named? And secondly, how hard is it to scramble? I now know the answer to question number two and have solved the issue of question number one myself. laugh

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,920
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,580
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Total Distance (km): 
34.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy hiking and scrambling with some easy routefinding to the summit. A long day from the Sunshine parking lot!