Kings Peak/Elkhorn Arete

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
vancouver islander
on Mar 29, 2006 11:59 pm
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Infected Mushroom

Infected Mushroom - Mar 6, 2007 6:49 am - Voted 10/10

What a suprise

I would have never imagined vancouver island to be this rugged! very cool.

vancouver islander

vancouver islander - Mar 8, 2007 1:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: What a suprise

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!

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