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Mount Kidd, South Peak
, Alberta
October 20, 2001

Since recent snowfalls had blanketed the mountains and made scrambling difficult, Dinah Kruze, Anita Jelinski and I decided to climb the South Peak of Mount Kidd. The South Peak is only slightly lower than Mount Kidd, the highest summit, but it's also less technical. After hiking up the main trail, we missed the side trail but had no trouble going up a gully and getting to the treeline below the ridge. It was a long day and we were constantly slipping and falling on the snow-covered rocks, but we were able to summit. On the return, we saved time by taking a shortcut back to the trail.

KML Track

Hiking down the trail

Crossing a bridge

We startled some sheep in the gully

View of the summit taken at the treeline

Traversing the snow-covered slope

On the summit

Rocks and snow make for a difficult downclimb from the summit

We kick up snow as we run down the slope

82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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