August 2, 2009
North Shore Mountains, BC
Pump Peak, or commonly known as Mount Seymour 1st summit, is another sub peak of many around Mount Seymour. Our original objective was Mount Seymour, but we turned around after reaching this summit due to the lack of water and the heat of this day. It was a smoky day and I didn’t have much desire to continue neither.
After descending Mystery Peak, all five of us continued towards Mount Seymour using a well-defined trail. The trail was poorly designed as it has lots of up-and-downs, and we soon found that we didn’t dress properly for this hot day. Glad I brought a short otherwise I might have to turn around right away (I was wearing jeans).. After passing Elsay Lake Trail junction, the grade steepened significantly and we all got very tired and dehydrated. I was fine but the others called it a day at Pump Peak. On the way back down, we explored Elsay Lake Trail for a while until a big drop of elevation. I went down but again, the others decided to turn around, so we went home afterwards. Overall we were poorly prepared for the weather and didn’t finish our objective. But oh well, guess there’re always things to learn on one’s first trips.