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ecamphunk 04-29-2016 12:51 PM

Hiking Crown Mountain in Early May?
 
Hi! We're thinking of hiking Crown Mountain in the next week or so (via gondola up to Grouse). I know we're pushing it with regards to the possibility of snow and wetness. Any reports on conditions up there lately? Thanks!

Dru 04-29-2016 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ecamphunk (Post 712626)
I know we're pushing it with regards to the possibility of snow and wetness.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...tain-1.2978152

trick 04-30-2016 12:10 PM

For what it's worth, those guys were not "hiking" crown mountain. They were climbing up the (quite steep) north side of what would be the south-east buttress. I never found out if it was intentional or not.

ecamphunk 05-02-2016 11:31 AM

Thanks for the advice, friends. We decided not to do it yesterday, instead opting for something a little bit more relaxed: Big Cedar & Kennedy Falls. The weather was spectacular; trail conditions were a little muddy in places but nothing impassable.

Dru 05-09-2016 12:59 PM

Somebody did go up and got rescued:

– 5 minutes before, a call had come in to rescue two hikers from Crown Mountain. Danks says the pair were completely unprepared for winter hiking conditions.
“They went all the way up Crown Mountain wearing runners, and they didn’t have any extra clothing, they had no micro-spikes, no ice axe, it’s just asking for trouble.”

Spectrum 05-09-2016 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Dru (Post 714497)
Somebody did go up and got rescued:

– 5 minutes before, a call had come in to rescue two hikers from Crown Mountain. Danks says the pair were completely unprepared for winter hiking conditions.
“They went all the way up Crown Mountain wearing runners, and they didn’t have any extra clothing, they had no micro-spikes, no ice axe, it’s just asking for trouble.”

Probably wanted an Instagram shot!

Baker2008 05-09-2016 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by trick (Post 712770)
For what it's worth, those guys were not "hiking" crown mountain. They were climbing up the (quite steep) north side of what would be the south-east buttress. I never found out if it was intentional or not.

They meant it. One of them took factor 2 fall.

muskeeto 05-09-2016 05:21 PM

This incident happened on the 2nd of March? It's possible to do Crown now, still plenty of snow on the trail.

Dru 05-09-2016 05:32 PM

The linked rescue on 2nd March 2015 occurred last year. The NSR rescue off Crown with the subjects wearing runners only occurred this weekend.


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