Nestor Peak

Interesting Facts: 

First ascended in 1912 and subsequently named by The Interprovincial Boundary Survey. Not to be confused with Mount Nestor near the Spray Lakes.

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
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YDS Class: 
4th Class
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Trip Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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On July 8th, 2018, Phil Richards, Eric Coulthard and I spent one of the longer days I've had in the Rockies scrambling and route finding a very likely new route via the north and east ridges of Nestor Peak to its summit. After spending a pretty exhausting 15 hours the day before, approaching the Police Meadows and scrambling both Simpson Ridge and Peak, getting back to the cabin at 22:45, we were quite groggy when my alarm went off at around 04:50 on Sunday morning. There was nothing to do but roll out of my creaky bunk and stumble around in the dim morning light trying to make some coffee and choke down some breakfast. The absolute worst part of the entire day was struggling back into my SOAKING wet approach shoes. That was brutal. Brrrr!


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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

A very long and tiring day including remote BC bushwhacking, routefinding, exposed ridges and steep snow with possible ice.