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Mount Kidd South Peak
Kananaskis, Alberta
October 20, 2001
Distance: 15.9 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1420 m

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.

From Galatea Creek parking lot, we started up the trail for Lillian Lake. We missed the side trail suggested in the guidebook, perhaps because of the snow, but had no trouble going up a gully and reaching 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.

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

Looking down the valley

Dinah, Anita and me on the summit

Rocks and snow make for a difficult downclimb from the summit

The girls kicked up snow as they ran down the slope

82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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