Tiara Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,533
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,310
Elevation Gain (m): 
700
Total Distance (km): 
10.50
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy to moderate scrambling depending on the route chosen up to the summit and on the alternate return. This is a combined traverse of Belmore Brown and Tiara Peak.

Map
Trip Report

Ridges that have elevation gains and losses often look much worse than they really are and the one from Belmore Brown Peak to Tiara Peak is no exception. There are actually 2 or 3 high points on the ridge traverse from Belmore to Tiara that are noticeably higher than the summits of Belmore Brown. When you're looking from Belmore towards the traverse you may be discouraged but don't be! First of all, the distance isn't nearly what it looks like (thank goodness) and the height gain isn't too bad either. I'm not gonna lie to you, you will be gaining more height than if you only bagged Tiara, but what did you expect from a two peak day? :-) The best part of the ridge is the unexpected scrambling you get to do on it! There are a few steep cliffs that are the most fun if you simply tackle them straight on, but if you really want you can avoid them by circling underneath.

 


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Comments

Hey Vern, doing this tomorrow (Remeberance Day) downloaded your GPX tracks. I think we will skip your alternate descent..... :)
But after the somewhat straight line...do you go clockwise direction or counter clockwise?
It might be obvious when I am there....or not. thanks

Sorry Mike - I missed this last night. :) We did counter-clockwise.

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