Mt Evans

Mt Evans near Kimberley, BC


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
25 kms
9hours
difficult
Hiking
Summer, Fall, Spring
Kimberley, BC
User bigdaz
A rewarding summit at 2734m, climbing Mt Evans involves a significant and challenging ascent of over 1400m from the trailhead. It is nice to break the climb by camping in Mt Evans Basin. The hiking is generally straightforward, although the trail above the basin can be hard to find, and the last 100m or so before the summit involves some exposed scrambing.

To begin this climb, take the Mt Evans Basin hike (http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mt-Evans-Basin-near-Kimberley-BC-4835), following as far as the upper creek crossing and mine cutting. Do not follow the trail high into the basin, but instead bushwack South from near this spot until you locate the trail heading SouthWest up the scree slope toward the ridge. We were unable to locate exactly where the summit trail branches off the basin trail, but once on the scree slope it is easier to locate.

Follow the trail up to the ridgeline, where it immediately turns left (SE) and generally follows the ridgeline. If you are unable to locate the trail, stay close to the basin rim (on your left) for best views and easier navigation. Once you pass the treeline it is best to stay near the ridge crest to avoid traversing difficult scree.

The final section before the summit involves moderate scrambling up a reasonably exposed razorback. A head for heights and some experience with rock scrambling will be a great help to complete this section.

Directions:

See Mt Evans Basin (http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Mt-Evans-Basin-near-Kimberley-BC-4835).



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