Lyautey, Mount


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Complex terrain that requires good routefinding skills combined with loose rubble and slabby gullies that either hold fickle scree or snow and ice.


Trip Report

I first spotted the impressive hulk of Mount Lyautey in 2006 from an ascent of Mount Putnik as part of an engaging and entertaining Northover Ridge backpacking and peakbagging adventure. At the time I was only around 5 years into my scrambling career and wasn't very familiar with the peaks all around me. Now, over a decade later I've been on most of their summits - but as of the morning of August 20th, 2017 I still had not stood on top of Mount Lyautey. In August of 2009 my interest in the mountain was once again sparked by two reported ascents in the span of just a few days - on a peak that had only seen a handful of total ascents since the 90's! 


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Hey Vern! Gary and I actually went up left of the waterfall on ascent, not too difficult terrain and ended up on crest of the big moraine, surprised by the deep trough beside. That seemed an unnecessarily indirect way to the ascent ridge so we descended via the way I described for ascent in the book. That side just seemed more direct, though more complex.

Hey Alan! Thanks for confirming what I suspected. It seemed to me that folks were making the headwall access too difficult, since I know people ski up there in winter.

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