Markhor Peak/Needle Traverse

The Needle Traverse on Markhor Peak, located in British Columbia, is an easy basic alpine climb


  • Reference: Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis, 3rd ed. by John Baldwin (John Baldwin 2009).

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Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Basic Alpine
  • Seasons: June, July, August, September
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  • Difficulty: Basic Alpine Climb
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft
  • 6,542 ft
  • John Baldwin Coquihalla Summit
  • CNTS Spuzzum 92H/11
  • Red Marker
    49.594257, -121.123462
    49.5942569714 -121.123462154
  • Red Marker
    49.571107, -121.125222
    49.5711072661 -121.125221683

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