The trip started at Jura Creek. After hiking 9 km, nearly to the end of the creek, we headed straight up the ridge from the junction of a gully and Jura Creek. Before reaching the top of the ridge we detoured right and around a rock outcrop. Once on the ridge, we continued hiking up. The grade was easy and the rocks under our feet changed from orange to gray. Just before the top, we hit steep slabs. Although not a problem in dry conditions, much of the slabs were under snow and we had to search for a dry section to climb up. Minutes later, we arrived on the summit.
Our approximate ascent route
The long approach up Jura Creek valley
The orange ridge is noticeable from a distance. Look for it after passing Goat Mountain.
Leaving Jura Creek to start our ascent. At this point, nearly half the elevation has been climbed.
Morrowmount rises in the background.
Starting up the slope
Looking down at the creek
Near the top of the orange ridge
On the ridge looking back at Mount Fable (click for a larger image)
The entire trip was mostly a hike
Hiking up the scree
Negotiating slabs just below the summit. Exshaw Ridge below us.
Almost at the summit
Good scree for a quick descent
Negotiating Jura Creek: we often broke through the snow crust
82 O/3 Canmore