Maude Peak - Peak of the Week

 

FD: Tim Grey, we think
Height: tops out around 10,000 ft

Access: Smith Dorrien Highway, Kananaskis. We accessed the route via the Robertson Glacier, dropping down to the Haig and accross it to the bottom of the line.

Characteristics: year round glacier ice chute and face

Best time: steep season in the Canadian Rockies ? Spring or Fall.

The Run: The run starts out from the summit, on a very exposed piece of snow with 1500 ft of air below. Then traverses into an amazing 1500 foot steep couloir with a gaping crevasse at the bottom.

Time: 2 day trip, unless your a machine, there's lot's of other lines on the Haig to explore.

Objective Hazards:
There are 4 major aspects to be careful of on this line:
- Huge bergschrund at the bottom of the line is a constant reminder that you don't want to fall
- The coulior is very steep 55 degrees +/- and is not a place to make a mistake
- The summit pitch has a 1500 ft cliff below it, Tim skied from the summit, I wasn't feeling it that day and waited at the top of the coulior filming my last words, until he made it back down.
- You are a long ways back, and no one is gonna hear you scream so don't get hurt

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For More info check:
Selected Alpine Climbs in the Canadian Rockies by Sean Dougherty

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