Lyall, Mount (Feuz)

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Mount Lyall (9683'), near Elkford was also known primarily as Mount Feuz in the first edition of the guidebook; for some reason lost in the archives of the Geographical Nomenclature Committee, the name of famous family of Swiss guides was replaced in the second edition (Green version) by that of the British surgeon and naturalist, David Lyall, who helped explore the Rockies from 1858 to 1862. (from bivouac.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
3rd Class
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

After our ascent of Beehive Mountain, Wietse, Phil and I started a delightful traverse across brightly colored alpine meadows leading under towering cliffs to the west towards the NE shoulder of Mount Lyall. Beehive Mountain had gone much quicker and easier than we expected and despite thick smoke interfering somewhat with our views, we were feeling pretty pumped about our day so far. The temperatures were more mid-summer than late, and the fall colors on the vegetation in the meadows was absolutely stunning. The terrain was easy and open as we worked our way north towards a distant ridge that gives access to an easy scramble route up Lyall's NE face.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,950
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,682
Elevation Gain (m): 
2150
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
24.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No technical difficulties but some routefinding is involved. NOTE: The trip I describe includes three peaks as part of a two day effort involving over 3100m of height gain.