Humboldt Peak: West Ridge

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Humboldt Peak via West Ridge - Summer Route

Hiking Difficult

Distance
7.8 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
4 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3 km
High Point
4.3 km
Gradient
23˚
Humboldt Peak: West Ridge Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's remote, it features low exposure and is typically done between July and November. From a low point of 3 km to the maximum altitude of 4.3 km, the route covers 7.8 km, 1264 vertical metres of ascent and 4 vertical metres of descent.

Description

Humboldt Peak via West Ridge - Summer Route. Take the East Ridge in winter due to avalance prone slopes on the west ridge.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and November

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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