Silverhorn Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, July 13, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,911
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,550
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
6.00
Total Distance (km): 
9.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Pretty simple approach and easy terrain if following the route I did, until the summit ridge where the scrambling becomes "moderate".

Map
Trip Report

Long before Andrew Nugara made Silverhorn Mountain much more popular than previously with his new guidebook, I'd been interested in it after reading Rick Colliers report years beforehand. Funnily enough, before I asked Brandon Boulier about his recent ascent and for a possible GPX track, I didn't even realize this peak was in Nugara's guidebook, but it certainly explained its recent popularity for me! Friday the 13th would be a solo outing for me and I was really looking forward to it. There's nothing quite like enjoying a whole mountain all to yourself. Canada must be a bit unique in this sense. You can park in the ditch along a busy highway and within 10 minutes of the road you're on your own. All alone. For hours and hours it's just you and the mountain and a few song birds for company. I love it.

 


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Comments

Hey Vern - great read! I was pretty excited when I saw you had a write up on another Icefield Parkway peak. I was in the area on Friday as well (Bow Peak) and the weather could not have been better.

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