Junction Mountain (Pyriform Traverse)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,682
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,800
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
11.50
Total Distance (km): 
30.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

There are easier routes up Junction Mountain but the ridge traverse from Pyriform isn't one of them. Exposure, loose terrain and routefinding combine to make this a difficult scramble.

Map
Trip Report

After the easy (hot and lengthy) scramble to the summit of Pyriform Mountain and its fly-covered summit cairn, Wietse and I turned our collective attention to the alluring ridge joining it to Junction Mountain. The first part of the traverse was, as expected, fast and pleasurable. This was a good thing, because we were running low on water and were feeling the effects of an incredibly hot and windless summer day up high. 

 


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