French, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,234
Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,611
Elevation Gain (m): 
1400
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 5 : you fall, you are dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Some very exposed and narrow traverses and a steep, loose gully near the summit. Only attempt in good weather and dry conditions if you want to keep this a 'scramble'.

Map
Trip Report

Nugara's trip report from Mount French is what attracted me to this wonderful peak. Great views, 3rd highest peak in K-country and some severe exposure to test hardened scramblers sounded like the perfect objective for a nice summer day. My goal for 2011, if I had one, was to try some more difficult scrambles and start doing more Alpine climbing, especially those involving relatively simple glacier ascents. I started the year well by skiing a bunch of peaks on simple glaciated terrain and solo'ing the west ridge of Baldy in the rain. I think I ended the summer fairly well too - with an ascent of Mount French with So Nakagawa as my company for the day.

 


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