McLaren, Mount

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1962 for Peter McLaren who was an early businessman in the Crowsnest Pass area. (from Peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Whenever I looked into the Mount Coulthard scramble, I always ended up wondering why nobody seemed willing to combine it with its easy neighboring peak, Mount McLaren (not to be confused with Mount MacLaren in the High Rock Range further north). I decided it was time someone tried it and posted it as a good idea - provided it was a good one of course. As it turns out - it was a very good idea. cool 

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,301
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,550
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
9.00
Total Distance (km): 
25.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

The main difficulty on McLaren is finding the energy to tack it onto an ascent of Mount Coulthard after pushing your bike to the plane crash site.