Golden Mountain (Fatigue Pass)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,911
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,550
Elevation Gain (m): 
600
Round Trip Time: 
3.50
Total Distance (km): 
7.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy scrambling from Fatigue Pass with some exposure on the ridge that is mostly avoidable. Very long day from the Sunshine parking lot if approaching and returning on the same day.

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Trip Report

After successfully completing my second ascent of the diminutive Citadel Peak (with it's not-so-small views), Phil and I returned to our waiting overnight packs at Citadel Pass and prepared for the uphill trudge towards Fatigue Pass. I'd often wondered what this pass looked like and Phil also remembers wondering about it on his way to Mount Assiniboine years previous. We were about to find out. I had no idea if there'd be decent bivy sites at, or near the pass but as part of our July long weekend peak bagging adventure in the area, finding a bivy site was key. We had to stay out of Banff National Park to avoid fines, and Fatigue Pass was really our only option, being just across the border in British Columbia's lovely Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.

 


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