Strachan, Mount


Trip Details
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Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties from Carnarvon Lake. The headwall to the lake is far harder than anything on this easy scramble.


Trip Report

After a brutally long day the day previous, Kaycie and I awoke at our bivy on Carnarvon Lake ready for a much more relaxed day. Thanks to knocking off not only the 11km, 700m gain approach but also the neighboring summits of Mount MacLaren and Shankland (another 11km and 1150m of height gain), we had a much easier second day planned. We would start our day with an easy, short ascent of Mount Strachan and then spend the rest of it lounging around beautiful Carnarvon Lake reading, eating and checking out the lake. We were both really looking forward to it!


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Great trip report again Vern! I found this rock heading up very sharp (glad to have gloves) and tedious hiking. I think the gale force winds we had took away from the trip a little. Still glad to bag this peak though. I'll have to head back one weekend to get the rest of them. Here's my video of Strachan. Cheers! Love your site Vern!

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