MOUNT IRVINE    2290m    7500′
An uncommonly climbed mountain in the northeast corner of the Nelson Range. Great views down to the West Arm, Kootenay Lake and Crawford Bay. Like so much alpine in the West Kootenay, the Lyells larch is spectacular at the end of September into October. 

Difficulty: C3
Elevation gain: 3500′
Key elevations: Park ?4000′; Summit 7500′
Distance: 7kms
Time: 4 hours up
Access: Difficult 4WD road
Season:  July through September
Map: 82F/10 Crawford Bay

Drive: Take the Harrop ferry to the south shore. Off the ferry, turn left and drive to Proctor. From the Proctor store , drive 1km to Alexander Road – turn right onto rough 4WD road to park at about 4000′ belwo the ridge NNE of Mt Irvine.

Trail: Marked with ribbon and easy to follow in 1995. Follow the old road an hour to the ridge and 3 hours (~6kms) total to summit.


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I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

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