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Trip Information
Name: Birkenhead (changed to MTN on the Duffey)
Starts: Sat Jul 03, 2021
Meetup: St. Davids church 7 AM Saturday
Return: Sat Jul 03, 2021

Registration opens: Wed Jun 30, 2021
Event category: Scrambling
Difficulty grade: B2  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: Yes
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Dean Chamberland
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If we're unable to drive up past the lower microwave towers  to the ridge (4x4 capability will determine if this is a 4 or 6 hour trip). Expect a 6 hr trip to be safe. Regardless, the road is quite steep, with small water bars. 

Gain: ~1575m

Kms: ~13 (round)

Summit: 2506 m

More info can be found in the Scrambles book or on the world wide web. Mostly hiking except for a couple of Class 3 steps. No plans to go on the glacier, so leave that gear at home unless you want to explore further. 

Looking at the forecast, I not sure crampons will do much, and an ice axe might also be only valuable for summit photos. That said, perhaps bring the above as many slopes will be steep. A brain bucket however is something I always recommend.  

There's a great pictorial report (October) here: https://forums.clubtread.com/27-british-columbia/43474-beginner-partial-access-guide-birkenhead-peak.html 

If joining, please ensure you're prepared and equipped with the right knowledge and gear to complete the trip. 

Other trips or events organized by this BCMC member
Dean Chamberland Grade: C3 Start: Fri 3 Sep '21
M:6, C:9, W:0
Friday night car camp ahead of 3 days of hiking up one of the taller peaks in SW BC
Dean Chamberland Grade: C3 Start: Sat 24 Jul '21
M:5, C:5, W:0
Helicopter in (& out) to Caltha Pk area (outside Park boundary)
Dean Chamberland Grade: B2 Start: Fri 16 Jul '21
M:6, C:4, W:0
Non-technical day hike with minor scrambling past D'Arcy. Friday night car camp
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