Whirlpool Ridge (Mount Frank)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,840
Elevation Gain (m): 
1525
Round Trip Time: 
8.00
Total Distance (km): 
14.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Some exposure on the ridge leading to the highest point north of the ridge. Much easier to the lower south summit than the higher north one.

Map

Trip Report

After coming so close to its summit the day before after a traverse from Tuff Puff, I knew I was coming back immediately to make a second attempt at Whirlpool Ridge's highest summit the very next day. I enjoyed a delightful (free) camp along hwy 11 the evening before, setting up my mid on the back of my truck for the first time, which worked out great. The only fly in the ointment was repeated gunfire nearby, throughout the evening which kept me up until around 11pm when darkness finally started settling in! The joys of camping outside of a park I suppose.

 


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Comments

We've heard that the high peak on Whirlpool Ridge is called "Mount Frank" -- but we have no idea why. Also, we were up to "Mount Frank" two years ago but never found the summit register! Had no idea it was there in the cairn. Thanks for all you share on this site. Love it!

Ah! Good to know! Thanks.

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