Morrison, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,896
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,502
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
11.50
Total Distance (km): 
36.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

A long day with routefinding and steep slabs to the summit which are trickier than they appear and offer some severe exposure.

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Trip Report

Wednesday, June 20 was shaping up to be a pretty nice day in the Rockies. When Phil texted me and mentioned that he was going to attempt a long-planned traverse over Mount Morrison to Owl Lake I was intrigued enough to book the day off and join him on this venture. Ever since skiing Mount Turner (Morrison's slightly higher neighbor to the north) in April of 2017 my stoke for Mount Morrison had increased ten-fold. I was already aware of the mountain for quite a few years and was originally planning to tag it along with Turner from a base camp in the Owl Creek valley, possibly in Spring with a ski approach. After seeing it from Turner and now after scrambling the peak, I realize doing it with snow would be less than ideal. 

 


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Comments

Hi Vern, would a traverse from Turner to Morrison possible? What's the terrain like?

Hey Oscar, yes a traverse would be possible. If I had to guess I'd say only moderate scrambling but since I haven't done it, please take this with a grain of salt and assume it's likely difficult scrambling. :)

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