Gass, Mount

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1928 after Lawrence Gass who was a surveyor with the Dominion Land Survey and was killed in action in 1917 during WW I. (from peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018

After a great bivy at the lovely Lyall Tarn, Wietse and I awoke at around 06:00 to an extremely windy, cloudy and dark sky beneath the brooding rock walls of Mount Lyall. We both commented on the quality of our sleep - the night was very calm and quite warm for September and we both got over 9 hours of shut-eye. Just as forecasted on SpotWX, the wind picked up fiercely in the early morning hours, and by 06:15 we were feeling rain drops outside the tent. Darn it. I seem to be getting a lot of rain on my trips in 2018!! I can only remember packing up a few dry camps this year and I've spent a lot of nights under the sky, as usual. If it's not raining I seem to get screwed over by a heavy dew. crying The smattering of rain drops soon became a proper downpour and we dove back into the tent where we ate breakfast and enjoyed a hot coffee while wondering if we'd even get to do our planned scramble up Mount Gass this day. Phil's decision to return to the comfort of his house the day before was starting to look like a brilliant move on his part! enlightened

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,865
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,400
Elevation Gain (m): 
1450
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
25.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

An easy to moderate scramble with some routefinding through the lower headwall but easy upper mountain. NOTE: The trip I describe includes three peaks as part of a two day effort involving over 3100m of height gain.