Festubert Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,522
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,275
Elevation Gain (m): 
1400
Round Trip Time: 
7.00
Total Distance (km): 
28.00
Difficulty Notes: 

A long traverse from Mount Rowe. Much longer than you'd think, and the terrain is rough and bouldery in spots. Not technically difficult however.

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Trip Report

The weather wasn't terrible as we descended Mount Rowe. It wasn't great either though. I was mostly concerned about the wind which was forecast to get very strong, and I know that Waterton winds can ruin even the most beautiful, sunny days - and our day was not sunny. I was also concerned about the very dark clouds to the west. So far they were hovering over one mountain range to the west, but this wasn't guaranteed to last the whole day. My last concern was the snow. There was a lot more than I was expecting! Much more than I had on Sofa Mountain the day previous. Phil had driven all the way down for a day trip and we still had plenty of time and energy so we decided to buck up and continue to Festubert despite all the negatives looming over that proposition.

 


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