Field, Mount

Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1883. Field, Cyrus West (As a guest of the CPR which was then under construction, Cyrus Field visited the "end of steel" in 1884 which was then in the area of the present town of Field. Cyrus Field was a promoter of the first trans-Atlantic cable.) Official name. (info from peakfinder.com)

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Skiing
Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,643
Finally on March 10 of 2018 I managed to ski a peak that's been on my hit-list for many years. 13 years ago, I'd scrambled Mount Field in Yoho National Park from a weird approach (the Stanley Mitchell Hut) with the infamous Dave Stephens. Since then a lot of my mountain friends had skied the peak from the opposite side and highly recommended it to me. Of course, because I'm a peak bagger I don't normally like to repeat summits, but if the mode and route of the peak being bagged is completely different, it can be worth a second trip. In this case it was certainly worth it. wink

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,672
Elevation Gain (m): 
1450
Round Trip Time: 
6.75
Total Distance (km): 
20.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

As a ski trip this outing involves traveling through and in some serious avalanche terrain - take normal precautions. Otherwise this is an easy scramble on a good trail almost the entire way - note this is a completely different route!