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post #16 of (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 04:04 PM
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We were sitting in the VOC clubroom when someone (it may have been Biffybee) asked me if I had done "The Fairley challenge"?

"What is that?"

"You have to climb one peak from each letter of the alphabet in the Fairley guide."

(me having memorized this trivial fact) "But there isn't an X. What do you do for your X peak?"

"I don't know?"

"I guess you have to make a first ascent."

Since then other variations have been proposed including that any officially unnamed peak will do for the X.

Personally I have always thought that the better challenge is to climb one peak from each REGION of the Fairley guide. There are some pretty remote regions in Bruce's guide, particularly including the Clendenning, Powell/Jervis, Nimpkish West and so on.
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post #17 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 02:10 AM
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Yet another area I'd love to visit. The weather caught up eventually but you managed to get a reprieve compared to what the valley had I think.

Thanks for the report Simon!
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I remember having to gain some (100m+) elevation to get to what I thought was Ovis. That would be consistent with your arrow.

This map is not up to your standards, I have to say. It doesn't have those usual nice coloured dotted routes with a big descriptive legend in the corner for those of us who have to squint at the monitor.
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post #19 of (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 11:33 AM
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But how are you going to celebrate upon completing all of the alphabets???

Perhaps a hot bowl of alphabet soup after wards.
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Vlad, Ovis on Bivouac is placed where I circled. It is higher than the other area and I measured it over 2600m.

The map was very basic as I was at work and only had Microsoft Paint to detail it.

Dru, thankyou for the explanation.
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Good going. You did in reverse what I tried some years ago and turned back because I got snowed out.
https://www.clubtread.com/sforum/topi...TOPIC_ID=22187
You trying to show me up Simon.

Maybe you need to find a treasure map to find a "X" mountain. []
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Xwitaoz Mountain, Comox-Strathcona J, BC

Bit difficult to get to this one, chopper in i guess!
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Xwitaoz Mountain, Comox-Strathcona J, BC

Bit difficult to get to this one, chopper in i guess!
It's usually done in the spring as part of a Lillooet-Compton ski traverse.
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