Christian Peak (Lyell V)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 to Monday, June 29, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,398
Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,150
Elevation Gain (m): 
600
Round Trip Time: 
4.00
Total Distance (km): 
6.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Remote glacier travel and steep snow to the summit and a bergschrund which is becoming problematic, depending on the time of year.

Map
Trip Report

Friday, June 26 was a lot longer and involved than we originally planned it - a one day record amount of height gain for me at around 11,000 feet in total. It involved the entire approach to the Lyell Hut from the Valenciennes forestry service road and the subsequent ascents of Ernest, Edward and Rudolph peaks - three 11,000ers. We agreed to "sleep in" on Saturday and therefore didn't get up until 06:00. You know you're an alpinist when 06:00 is considered sleeping in. surprise

 


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