TRICOUNI PEAK SCRAMBLE
"Tricouni is the best bang-for-your-buck, premier day hike of our region in my opinion. Varied terrain; open meadows and three lakes enroute; multiple demands of one's skills set; and an unrivalled panorama at the top of a fun and safe scramble all make for a fantastic alpine trip.
May to early June is the best time to tackle this climbing gem before the snow melts and we are exposed to talus, scree, mosquitos, and a copious amount of mud.
The approach requires a couple of 4WD vehicles to drive up the Squamish Branch 200 and beyond. So drivers with 4WD vehicles will have priority on this one.
Microspikes/mini-crampons/full crampons are necessary. Poles and sunglasses will be mandatory. Gaiters, as well as an ice axe - for self-belay purposes - would be handy as well.
** Prior intermediate level snow trips and some scrambling experience would be very helpful. 7-8 hrs, 920-1,100 m of elevation gain in mixed terrain, depending on how high we can park. ** "
Note: Hike description and photos above borrowed from Adventure Hiking, Scrambling and Snowshoeing Meetup
Level of fitness: Please ensure that you are fit enough to join this event. It requires a decent level of cardio, stamina and strength.
Please bring the following:
Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses (mandatory)
Hiking boots & gaiters
Mountaineering axe for self arrest/belay (optional, but a good idea)
Headlamp and spare batteries
Water and food
First aid supplies
Change of clothing
Please be aware that BC Outdoor Adventures is not a professional organization and although the organizers make every possible effort to ensure the safety of event participants, the volunteers leading events are not professional guides. We are simply taking advantage of the Meetup organization and using Meetup as a way of bringing like minded individuals together to share in an enjoyable outdoor experience.
BC Outdoor Adventures is run entirely by volunteers (no financial remuneration is accepted/collected from members) and is dependent on the active participation of members.
It is expected that you will show up to events prepared (first aid, proper footwear, clothing, 10 essentials etc.) and that you will be physically able to take part in the event. Also please be aware that risks are inherent in all of the outdoor type activities that we take part in and if you are injured or worse, BC Outdoor Adventures, or your event organizer, cannot be held responsible in any way. The success of each event depends on the cooperation & efforts of every member who participates. Although we always make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability, each of us is nevertheless responsible for our own safety and well-being during every event. By RSVP’ing "yes" for this event, you acknowledge and accept these terms.
PLEASE! No guests, no kids and no dogs – thanks!