Walcott Peak


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,575
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,450
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Total Distance (km): 
13.00
Difficulty Notes: 

The narrow scree gully to the upper mountain is looser and more exposed than many other 'easy' Kane scrambles.

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Trip Report

Preamble - what and where the heck is Walcott Peak?!

 

What I didn't know until coming home and doing some research after scrambling Kane's "Mount Burgess", is that Kane could have made things much simpler for readers and himself. The 'easy north peak' of Mount Burgess actually does have another name. It is officially called 'Walcott Peak'. Why Kane didn't simply call his scramble after the actual name of the north summit is beyond me but it sure makes things easier. Walcott wasn't officially named until 1996 so Kane may have missed this in his updated edition of the scrambles book.

 


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