Burns, Mount - East Peak (EEOB)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,622
Elevation Gain (m): 
1100
Round Trip Time: 
6.50
Total Distance (km): 
12.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate to difficult scrambling depending on the line you take. Avoid the false summit or end up on 5th class terrain.

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Trip Report

We debated long and hard about what we should do for Steven's last trip before he moves to the lower mainland in BC. It would have been fantastic to do something huge like Robson or another 11,000er but alas, the weather, energy levels and time all conspired against us. On hindsight it was entirely fitting that we ended up doing a fairly obscure front range Nugara scramble with Ben, Steven and I getting lucky once again with the weather! Originally we were planning on heading up Gibraltar Mountain, but after realizing in the parking lot that none of us really had the energy to deal with the long approach (10+km) combined with flood damage, Steven suggested the much quicker and nearby East end of Mount Burns (EEOB). I didn't even know this was a scramble in the area, but Steven has a great memory and remembered reading about it in Nugara's book.

 


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