Quartz Peak (Little Fatigue)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,920
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,580
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Total Distance (km): 
34.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy hiking and scrambling with some easy routefinding to the summit. A long day from the Sunshine parking lot!

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Trip Report

While standing on many of the peaks lining the Sunshine Meadows area in Banff National Park, one's eyes are naturally drawn towards the line of summits from Howard Douglas in the north to Fatigue and Golden Mountain in the south towards Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia. Right in the middle of all of these fairly significant peaks on the Continental Divide lies an unnamed peak at just over 2900m high. For years now, I've looked at this summit and wondered two things. Firstly, why isn't such a prominent peak named? And secondly, how hard is it to scramble? I now know the answer to question number two and have solved the issue of question number one myself. laugh

 


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