American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, Canada, Monashees, Mount Thor

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  • Publication Year: 1967

Mount Thor. A party led by me succeeded in the first ascent of this major peak in the Gold Range of the Monashees on August 7. Other members of the party were Graham Hollins, Chris Kopczynski and John Roskelley. Our approach was from the northeast via logging roads from Sidmouth to the vicinity of Pingston Creek, to a point ¼ mile east of the low point on the road to Coursier Lake. Earlier, we had established a trail southeast from this location, bridging Pingston and Thor Creeks. We followed this trail and then proceeded into the basin between the northeast and northwest ridges of Mount Thor, where we bivouacked at 7400 feet. The next morning we climbed a snow slope to a col at 8100 feet, then proceeded southeast up a rock ridge and down its far side to a col at 8350 feet below the summit ridge of Thor. After crossing to the top of a snow- field, we ascended the ridge, which proved a fairly steep scramble on solid rock. Some belaying was required but pitons were not used. The total climbing time from the road was 10¼ hours for the ascent and 5½ hours for the return.

D. Parfitt, Alpine Club of Canada

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