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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-29-2016, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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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
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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.

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