Conical Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,840
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,318
Elevation Gain (m): 
2700
Round Trip Time: 
15.00
Total Distance (km): 
31.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No more than moderate scrambling on the approach. The main challenges are the sheer distance and elevation gains involved.

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Trip Report

8.5 hours after leaving the car along highway 93, Phil and I were finally done with Quill Peak and turning our collective attention towards a distant Conical Peak, rising through the smoky skies to the SE of our little perch at the edge of Quill's access glacier. Conical Peak had been on my radar for many years already - mostly due to a rumored shortcut route over, or near its summit from hwy 93 to the Dolomite Creek valley and Isabella Lake. We were planning to use this shortcut for our Recondite trip in 2013 but decided a trail approach via Helen Creek the was better option - thank goodness for that decision.

 


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