Whistler Mountain (Whistler Loop)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,210
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,250
Elevation Gain (m): 
1150
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
13.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No major difficulties for seasoned off trail scramblers. An easy, but loose and steep scramble from the creek to the Whistler Loop ridge. Our descent route was fairly steep but there are other options.

Map
Trip Report

As part of the "Whistler Loop", Wietse and I first bagged two unofficial summits, both of which are higher than either of the two official summits they sit between! Table Top is located south of Table Mountain and the two Whistable Peaks are between Table Top and Whistler Mountain. Despite not having official names, we enjoyed the gorgeous views and sublime weather as we sat on top of each of them on our way towards the extremely under whelming apex of Whistler Mountain. After reading the controversy on the exact location of the summit, I'm still not 100% sure which it is, but since we bagged every high point on the ridge, I know we stood on top of Whistler at some point! :)

 


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Comments

I did Whister loop today (Nov 5) I used your GPX tracks, they were great. HATED the bush wacking. Although we ended up a bit off in your ascent route up the first peak. Ended up almost cliffed out but we discovered a weakness, although it was technical and way above an easy move.
Had a great time!

Right on! Glad you enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite hikes in the area for sure. There are definitely cliffs to get off route on! :) That bush is weird eh? Spend all day on a gorgeous ridge and then all of a sudden that crap comes along.

That was definitely a fun trip, but yes, the section back to the creek from the fire lookout was our least favourite part.

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