Post by Tom Amaral on Sept 8, 2015 16:22:09 GMT -5
Sunwapta Peak is a 3315m mountain in the Canadian Rockies. It holds the distinction of being a nearly 11,000' slab of rubble poised across the highway from glaciated giants of the Columbia Icefield. Steve Tober set the previous ascent FKT in 1998, at 2h20m to summit, as recorded here.
On August 20, 2015, I ascended Sunwapta Peak in 1h59m, hung around on top for half an hour and descended back to the trailhead in a roundtrip time of 3h32m.
Nice climb! Wow, from what I can gather, that is a 5,692 foot climb in only 3.7 miles, for an average grade of 29%! What class of scrambling is required? This seems like it might be a great candidate for attempts to go under 1 hour for the vertical mile.