Isolated Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Monday, July 4, 2005
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,845
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,334
Elevation Gain (m): 
1344
Total Distance (km): 
14.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Some moderate scrambling and loose terrain along with limited route finding make this a moderate scramble.

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Trip Report

A (soggy) group scramble weekend with Sonny, Dave, Bob, Dinah and Linda. Dave, Sonny and I walked into Stanley Mitchell hut on Friday morning and managed to negotiate steep snow slopes to Isolated's summit that afternoon. This was my second attempt at the peak, an earlier attempt with cousins Jon and Steve in 2002 was unsuccessful mainly due to my inexperience at the time. We did manage to bag the Whaleback on that trip.

 


Dave on the approach to Isolated Peak. 
[Dave on the approach to Isolated Peak after a quick morning backpack into the Stanley Mitchell Hut.]

Sonny is just approaching the steep snow patch below us. 
[Sonny is just approaching the steep snow patch below us. I turned around at this slope in 2002 because it scared me.]

Dave just before reaching Isolated Peak's summit. 
[Dave just before reaching Isolated Peak's summit. Note the PINK plastic mountaineering boots! Go Dave!]

Dave on the summit of Isolated Peak. 
[Dave on the summit of Isolated Peak.]

A snowy view off the summit. 
[A very snowy view off the summit towards Yoho Peak on the left.]

Dave checking out the view on the descent from Isolated Peak. 
[Dave checking out the view of the Vice President (L) and President (C) on the descent from Isolated Peak.]

Ascent and descent views from the Des Poilles glacier. Our descent route is marked in red. 
[View from the Des Poilus Glacier on descent. Our descent route is marked in red. Our ascent route is up snow on the right side of the photo.]

The ascent route from the Des Poilles glacier. 
[Our ascent route from the Des Poilus glacier is straight up the obvious snow gully.]

 

We just beat the rain back to the hut but Linda, Bob and Dinah weren't so lucky. They were soaked from head to toe from their hike and dripped their way into the hut late Friday afternoon.

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