Arctomys Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,793
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,164
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
8.00
Total Distance (km): 
15.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Remote glacier travel with some crevasse hazards depending on the time of year.

Map
Trip Report

Once we descended from Christian Peak and looped back to our traverse tracks from the day before, we decided to give Arctomys Peak a try. I think we all underestimated the amount of effort required to get all the way over to the eastern edge of the Lyell Icefield from the south ridge of Christian Peak, never mind the effort to then descend 400 vertical meters, cross another small icefield and then re-ascend to the summit of Arctomys. Now reverse it all the way back to the Lyell Hut!! Sometimes we are just suckers for punishment. 

 


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