Edward Peak (Lyell II)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 to Monday, June 29, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,514
Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,528
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Round Trip Time: 
9.00
Total Distance (km): 
14.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Glacier travel in a very remote area of the Rockies. The bergschrund is opening between Lyell I and II making things more interesting.

Map
Trip Report

Next to Ernest Peak (III), Edward (II) is pretty darn tame. Other than the fact that the height gains and distances were starting to add up and the day was getting long, there were absolutely no difficulties getting to the summit of the highest Lyell Peak. The views were mostly the same as Ernest and we didn't linger too long at the top. We still had Rudolph (I) to do, not to forget the long trudge back to the Lyell Hut!

 


[We start the easy trudge up Edward Peak on pretty mushy snow]

 
[Looking back over the III/II col at Lyell III (R), IV (C) and V (L). ++]

 
[A great view of Ernest Peak with our tracks over the 'schrund and Kinbasket Lake in the background. ++]


[Mount Saskatchewan is a near-11,000er]


[View of Forbes over the Lyell Icefield]


[Looking through the Lyell IV / III col towards Kinbasket Lake. The 5.4 climbing route up the north ridge of Walter Peak is clearly visible over a gaping 'shrund at bottom left.]


[Descending towards Lyell I - Rudolph Peak]


[Our route line for the Lyells 1-3 from the Lyell Hut]

 

(Note: Distance and height gains are for Lyells I, II and III from the Lyell Hut.)

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