Sunburst Peak (Goat's Tower)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,830
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,285
Elevation Gain (m): 
620
Round Trip Time: 
3.50
Total Distance (km): 
4.10
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate scrambling, especially in the conditions I had. Considering some of the routefinding and exposure, I would not rate this as "easy".

Map

Trip Report

Ever since scrambling Nub Peak, Wonder Peak, Og Mountain and Cave Mountain back in 2008, I've wanted to go back to the Mount Assiniboine area and bag a few other scrambles. It took way longer than expected, but finally in 2016 I managed to get another trip into the area. After a long and tiring approach the day before via Sunshine Meadows and a morning ascent of the lowly Chucks Ridge, I was ready for Sunburst Peak in the afternoon.

 


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Comments

Awesome website, Vern. I am thinking of backpacking into Lake Magog with my boys in the summer. My youngest will be 7 by that time and my older son will be 10. In 2016, the older one scampered up St. Piran with Dow while the younger guy marched up the Beehive. In dry conditions, do you think this would be a reasonable objective to do with them? We plan on doing Nub Peak for sure. Cheers.

Hey Colin, thanks! I think they likely could although this one is certainly tougher than either of those two. You would want helmets and make sure to find the easiest line up. Easier peaks to try first would be Wonder or even The Towers - both are easier with a more obvious ascent line than this one. Have fun and take care!

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