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Kings Peak/Elkhorn Arete
The connecting ridge between Kings and Elkhorn which provides access to routes on the north side of the latter. Elkhorn N glacier at lower right. From Elkhorn upper NW Ridge

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Infected MushroomWhat a suprise

Infected Mushroom

Voted 10/10

I would have never imagined vancouver island to be this rugged! very cool.
Posted Mar 6, 2007 6:49 am

vancouver islanderRe: What a suprise

vancouver islander

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A lot of people are surprised at the amount and quality of Island climbing. That's why I've started to work through a cross section of peaks for SP. There's 10 peaks and one range on there so far with more coming all the time as I find the time.

The mountains are not high. The highest is the Golden Hinde at ~2,200m. But they're extremely rugged with more technical that non-technical summits. Because of a strong maritime influence and heavy winter precipition, glacial tongues can often get as far down as 1400-1500m. Add to this long approaches often through dense bush and often starting from only a few hundred metres and it's easy to see why they're not everyone's cup of tea.

Come and see for yourself!
Posted Mar 8, 2007 1:57 am

OlympicMtnBoyRe: What a suprise

OlympicMtnBoy

Voted 10/10

Whether those peaks are high or not they still gain a ton of elevation...more than most in the Rockies gain. I consider the Olympic Range a sister range to these peaks on Vancouver Island, since they have similar elevations. I hope to see a page for Strathcona Provincial Park someday:) Best of luck with your future climbing.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 7:57 pm

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