Lineham, Mount (Hawkins Horseshoe)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 3, 2005
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,438
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,000
Elevation Gain (m): 
2060
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Difficulty Notes: 

This was done as part of a three peak, highline traverse involving loose scree, moderate scrambling and intense winds.

Map
Trip Report

From Hawkins to Lineham is a bit of a blur in my memory banks. I blame it on the wind which was absolutely relentless. Honestly, Waterton would be so much more enjoyable without it! The route was obvious and easy between Hawkins and Lineham.

 

Some of the scenery along the ridge. 
[Some of the scenery along the ridge.]

Another scenery shot of the ridge (if you look closely you can see another party coming up behind us). 
[Another scenery shot of the ridge (if you look closely you can see another party coming up behind us).]

A flattened view of the ascent route on Mount Blakiston as seen from Mount Lineham. 
[A flattened view of the ascent route on Mount Blakiston as seen from Mount Lineham.]

Another party on the ridge. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit) 
[Another party on the ridge. (Picture courtesy Jon Dewit)]

The last peak of the day! Summit of Mount Lineham. 
[The last peak of the day! Summit of Mount Lineham.]

The descent route on Mount Lineham - a great scree ski. 
[The descent route on Mount Lineham - a great scree ski.]

 

After finally summiting Mount Lineham we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent scree ski that took us down to the Tamarack Trail. Note that when you are heading down the lower slopes of Lineham you should angle left down the clearest part of the gully and you will connect with the trail. There was a lot of recent bear sign in that valley as well!

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