Kananaskis Trail Guide, Vol. 1
March 27, 2004
|This was our second time up Exshaw Ridge. The first
time we didn't get far because the wind was too strong. It was windy
this time too, but at least it didn't knock us over.
After hiking up Exshaw Creek for 3.5 km, we headed up the ridge. It was steep but animal trails assisted our ascent. Once on the ridge we followed it to the end, taking in its many ups and downs. Along the way we passed peaks we had already climbed: Gap Peak and Mount Fable on our left (west) and Doorjamb and Loder Peak on our right (east). Mount Fable is especially prominent: the summit looks rather like a shark fin.
I also studied peaks I hadn't seen before. Morrowmount caught my eye and two weeks later we returned to ascend it.
Exshaw Ridge: the arrow indicates our turnaround point.
Reaching the ridge
The first section of ridge is easy, albeit uninteresting.
Looking back at the ridge we covered.
Mount Fable dominates the background.
The ridge becomes more interesting farther along.
Occasionally we are forced to leave the ridge and traverse below it.
Some interesting scenery along the ridge.
Looking south: this is as far as I got.
Dinah hiked a little farther but it drops down and becomes quite rugged
after this point. Ahead is an unnamed peak.
Panorama view from the top. Morrowmount is the high, gray peak above red scree.
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