McGillivray, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,454
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,050
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
6.75
Total Distance (km): 
13.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Routefinding is key to keeping this scramble reasonable on approach. The final ridge to the summit is difficult, loose and exposed scrambling but pretty short.

Map

Trip Report

After enjoying a Kane difficult scramble on Divide Mountain with Liz and Mike on Friday, I choose to go solo on a Nugara difficult for Saturday, July 8 2017. Mount McGillivray has been on my hit list for many years already. I first heard of it in 2003 when the Nugara brothers attempted it from the east. Since then I've read at least 3 or 4 other reports, many of them either trying to avoid the side-hill slog via gullies on the west side of the peak or attempting a known climbing route up the east side. In 2005 I apparently had good intentions of scrambling it already and here I was a dozen years later and still hadn't made the ascent! I don't know how many times I've driven past the mountain over the last 14 years, wondering why the heck I hadn't done it already?! It was time to find out...

 


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