Burgess, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,599
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,527
Elevation Gain (m): 
1450
Round Trip Time: 
9.50
Total Distance (km): 
14.00
Difficulty Notes: 

A fall on the crux would severely injure or kill so take necessary precautions. Small parties and dry conditions are highly recommended.

Map
Trip Report

After completing the easy scramble up Walcott Peak Bill Kerr and I started on the traverse to Mount Burgess. There are a few trip reports available on the scramble route to the summit of Mount Burgess from Walcott Peak. They all indicate that this is a difficult and exposed scramble. There are two acceptable routes, one that goes around two pinnacles on the south ridge (the second pinnacle is only bypassed with a very exposed ledge maneuver). The other route goes up a steep, narrow, loose gully which avoids the two pinnacles and exposed traverse. After the 2nd pinnacle the routes join up and continue on an exposed ridge to the summit. Sounded like fun to us!

 


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