Porcupine Tower (Porcupine Loop)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,260
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,415
Elevation Gain (m): 
1700
Round Trip Time: 
10.50
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

The scrambling from Porcupine Ridge to Porcupine Tower is at the very least moderate. There are no-slip zones where we were.

Map

Trip Report

After enjoying the summit of Porcupine Ridge, Wietse and I turned our attention towards it's extension summit - Porcupine Tower. I have to admit, things get a bit interesting as far as naming and claiming summits, especially on long ridge traverses such as the Porcupine Loop. Wietse and I spent more than one occasion chuckling at the fact that likely NONE of the "summits" on this loop are official, yet we were planning on claiming at least 5 or 6 of them on our respective summit lists. blush

 


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