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Tzoonie Mountain · Fri. Jul. 29th - Mon. Aug. 1st
Warning: This is a tentative trip : Trip will depend on cars/drivers
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Start: Friday, Jul. 29th
End: Monday, Aug. 1st
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jul. 27th, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: TBD
Tzoonie Mountain is a remote peak on the divide between the Clowhom and Tzoonie rivers, and can be seen from the Howe Sound Crest, Tetrahedron Plateau, or Tantalus Range. Although the mountain has been climbed at least a few times, there is very little publicly available information concerning approach or ascent routes. Based on the maps, though, it seems like a beautiful place to go exploring!
The plan is to attempt Tzoonie over 4 days, approaching from Squamish Valley. It is probably possible to do in 3 days, but we'll need some extra time built in to account for potential routefinding difficulties or thick bush along the way. The basic plan is to start at Ashlu A600 FSR, climb over Mt Jimmy Jimmy, follow Tatlow Creek to its headwaters, and climb Tzoonie Mtn via either the NE glacier or via the E flank and SW face. If we find ourselves ahead of schedule at this point, we'll likely set up a basecamp near Tatlow Lake and do optional sidetrips to some other peaks before heading out. Otherwise, we will make our way directly back along our approach route.
This trip will be mostly through wilderness, and as such there will be a mixture of travel conditions, including snow climbing, scrambling, bushwhacking, and just a bunch of off-trail kms. Participants will need a strong base of fitness and at least a small amount of technical mountaineering experience.
East face of Tzoonie Mountain as viewed from near Pelion Mountain.