Peyto Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,970
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,745
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
11.00
Total Distance (km): 
23.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 5 : you fall, you are dead
Difficulty Notes: 

In winter it feels harder than low fifth but it's probably slightly easier when dry. Avy slopes to access the NE end of the tower.

Map

Trip Report

Finally the weather, our schedules, and back country avalanche conditions lined up over a weekend, allowing Ben, Steven and I to plan a 2 day excursion to the northern end of the Wapta Icefield. I am rapidly closing in on a long-sought summit list of all the Wapta peaks and only one peak remained for me on the hard-to-access northern end - Peyto Peak. As is usual for us, original plans varied from Young's Peak to Lilliput (I was willing to repeat it for exercise) and finally we settled last minute on the Peyto Hut area.

 


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