My Island Alpine book lists Elkhorn as being a height of 2195m (7200ft)
Altitude was revised to that given about 4 years ago. IA while good is not infallible.
hmm, I see. That puts it almost on-par with Victoria peak. The lower actual altitude doesn't make it any less intense though.
Agreed, especially that never-ending, knee-bending flog up from the Elk River to the alpine.
Hi everyone, I am an experienced hiker and I have just looked up Elkhorn and was wondering if anyone can tell me if I will definatly need climbing gear or can it just be hiked if the time of the year is right?
Elkhorn via the gullies route is certainly soloed on a regular basis when snow free. However, I for one, would not like to attempt it without a rope particularly on the descent.
I had a chance to lead four friends up to the summit of this mountain. It was a great trip but I made some basic leadership errors. I wrote a trip report on my blog. Here it is: http://explorington.com/2016/08/elkhorn-south-mountain-hiking/