Mount Columbia Trip Report (#9806)
- Signed By: Kurt and Eric, Stan of Pacifica and Denver, CA and CO USA
- Date submitted: July 27, 2000
Went straight up the scree and boulders from meadow (about 2 miles short of Bear Lake). Was VERY hard work and took almost 5 hours! Definitely reccomend sticking to the trail (although a much longer distance) via Mt Harvard. Well, it looked easy from the bottom. Nonetheless the weather was perfect and I shot some really cool video. We also came down an "easy way": precariously downclimbed an avalanche shoot below the Harvard-Columbia saddle. Again, not a good idea. It was much harder and took much longer than we anticipated.