GR319583April 14, 2007            

Mountain height:  1777 m
Elevation gain:      450 m
Roundtrip time:    3:00

Solo scramble.

On a cloudy day when I needed something short and easy again, GR319583 seemed like a good choice. I got the idea to ascend this minor bump off the Trans-Canada from Sonny Bou, who did the ascent last April.  

Like Sonny, I found the ascent to be more interesting than the lackluster roadside view would dictate. There were a few opportunities to tackle some slabs and lots of room to explore the west and north sides of the mountain. For variety I chose to pick my way down the east side of the mountain and hike along the highway back to my car. A pretty decent objective if you’re just out for a little exercise.  

One of the slabs on the way up


A side angle of the same slab


A dead and fallen tree



Dead, but still standing


The Baldy's


Yamnuska (centre) and Goat (left) as seen from the east side descent slopes