Hawkins, Mount (Hawkins Horseshoe)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2005
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,694
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,839
Elevation Gain (m): 
2060
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Difficulty Notes: 

This was done as part of a three peak, highline traverse involving loose scree, moderate scrambling and intense winds.

Map
Trip Report

 

Along the ridge from Blakiston to Hawkins there is a series of good scrambling sections, but the rest of the day is one long plod - in our case in mind-numbing wind. My cousin, Jon, also had to 'bag' every high point along the whole ridge which is why our total height gain is more than listed in Kane's book. :)

 

Tony on his way to the second summit (Mount Hawkins) of the day. 
[Tony on his way to the second summit (Mount Hawkins) of the day.]

Vern, Tony and Rod on the ridge to Mount Hawkins with Blakiston in the background. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Vern, Tony and Rod on the ridge to Mount Hawkins with Blakiston in the background. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

Jon on the way to Mount Hawkins. 
[Jon on the way to Mount Hawkins.]

Part of the descent from Mount Blakiston as viewed from a minor bump along the way to Mount Hawkins. 
[Part of the descent from Mount Blakiston as viewed from a minor bump along the way to Mount Hawkins.]

Vern, Tony and Rod on the ridge to Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Vern, Tony and Rod on the ridge to Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

Vern and Rod coming down a steeper part of the ridge. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Vern and Rod coming down a steeper part of the ridge. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

Vern Tony and Rod working their way up to the summit of Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Vern Tony and Rod working their way up to the summit of Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

Vern and Tony at the summit of Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Vern and Tony at the summit of Mount Hawkins. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

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