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Ascent of Peak 2189 m - Moffat SW1 via Livingston Main
Timestamp Free: 2017.12.13 - 13:43:41
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges / Lillooet Ranges
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Greg Jones
Difficulty: 3: Class 3 somewhat exposed traverse at top.
Drove to near the end of the Livingston main and bashed northeast to the summit.
"Nahatlatch/Lillooet Divide - Write in if you have details!" - Fairley's Guide

Well here is a few. I climbed peak 2189m Livingston Creek. This was somewhat easily reached from a road that we designed for Hayes to heli harvest some timber. It is called Branch 150 (Livingston Main).

Working in the In-SHUCK-ch means that my commute from my home in Squamish is loooooong. The drive to Tipella is mentally weary. A ton of industrial traffic from the new Cloudworks/Tipella project, as well as Lizzie Bay Logging doing their thing, and local traffic (including school buses) contribute to a nasty 75km stretch of road. I have seen four fatalities on this road this year alone!! Speed was a factor in all cases. If you are to drive the Lillooet Lake Road, use a radio tuned in to the Pemberton Common channel and slow down.

Anyway, back to Peak 2189m. John Clarke, Kobus Barnard and Emily Butler climbed quite a few 7000 footers in this area in John's 51 day output to climb Mount Mason. I spoke with Kobus recently, but he could not give me any specific details about what they climbed, nor what John had climbed. That is what is important about THIS website (Bivouac.com)......details! [photo]livhead.jpg[Caption]Livingston Creek Headwaters[/photo]

I drove to within 10 minutes of the end of the Liv main, and took a compass bearing to obtain the long south ridge. The black flies were so bad it was unreal. I did not stop until I got to the summit. This made for a fast ascent. I traversed under the summit and made a class 3 somewhat exposed traverse to reach the true summit on the east ridge, where I built a small cairn. The mapping of this area (both TRIM and NTS) are terrible. My intention was to climb Peak 2268m - Moffat Peak (GR302538), by traversing the southwest...

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