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View from a high point past the summit

Opal Ridge North Peak
Kananaskis, Alberta
July 21, 2002

The North Peak is actually the start of a long ridge. The North Peak, according to my GPS receiver, sits 2416 m high and gains 824 m from the trailhead, a trek of 2.6 km from the trailhead. However, it's worth pushing on because of the better views and easy hiking along the ridge. Dinah and I continued along the ridge to ascend a slightly higher point, GR307315 (2496 m).

KML Track


View of the North Peak from the base of Mount Kidd


Making our way up the ridge


On the ridge


Nearing the summit


Easy scrambling


Heading to the ridge crest


Photo taken from the summit described by Kane. A three-metre scramble put us on the "highest adjacent point."


From the North Peak we continued on and climbed the point in the centre


Looking north at The Wedge


Looking back along the ridge from the high point


Descending from the high point


Taking a break below the summit on the way back


82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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