Sir Douglas, Mount

Trip Category: 
MN - Mountaineering
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1916. Haig, Field Marshall Sir Douglas (Field Marshall Haig commanded the British Armies in France during WW I.) Official name. Other names Mount Robinson

First ascended in 1919 by J.W.A. Hickson, guided by Edward Feuz jr.. Journal reference AJ 33-204; CAJ 13-124.

(from peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
8
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
5.0-5.2
YDS Grade: 
III
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2015 to Sunday, July 19, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,406

Raf told me I should climb Mount Sir Douglas this year (2015) since it was my 40th birthday and Sir Douglas is the 40th 11,000er in Corbett's book. Who am I to argue with the crazy Pol? I tentatively made plans to attempt this peak at some point this year, and that point came to fruition with the usual crazy planning that Ben, Steven and I usually end up doing. Our plans changed at least 3 times over 2 days, including a phone call and last minute weather checks from Red Deer as they drove out to my house!

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,174
Elevation Gain (m): 
2500
Round Trip Time: 
21.00
Total Distance (km): 
26.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 5 : you fall, you are dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Glacier ice to 35 degrees with rockfall hazard, a bergschrund crossing and then steep, dangerous rock to an exhilarating finish. Now reverse it...