St. Eloi, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,504
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,216
Elevation Gain (m): 
1100
Total Distance (km): 
16.50
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy to moderate scrambling with some route finding and bushwhacking to keep things 'interesting'.

Map
Trip Report

From the summit of Syncline Mountain, we could clearly see the bumps in the traverse to the center peak and the center peak. We could also see St. Eloi, and it looked like a disturbingly long walk from where we were. The traverse over to the second summit looked straight forward enough though, so we skipped down the ridge towards the first bump. (Actually, only Kevin skipped, I simply walked. Kev is a real 'skipper' if you know what I mean...) We got pelted by ice pellets and rain on our way to the first bump on the ridge. What a pleasant day we were having... ;-) We got to the first bump and must have misread the guidebook because we went around it on the left, the guidebook says to go right, but either way works well. Then we could not see an easy way down to the col from the next bump.

 


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