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Mount Engadine
Kananaskis, Alberta
July 6, 2003

For Dale, Dinah and I, much of the ascent on Mount Engadine was an enjoyable scramble, but were surprised but by the extensive routefinding we had to do to follow the ridge. We often had to backtrack to get around cliff bands and overhangs. After summiting, we descended via the west-facing gully as recommended in the guidebook, but we ran into a narrow waterfall drop-off. The next gully east was also too steep to downclimb so we ended up descending the second gully over. That wasn't easy either. Next time, I would try a gully farther west or simply return the same way

KML Track


Mount Engadine seen from Mount Buller


It gets interesting once above the treeline


Working our way along ledges


We stayed below the ridge crest for some time


More side-sloping


On the ridge. On the descent we went down this gully.


We didn't stay on the ridge for long


We found we could stay below the ridge most of the time


Looking back at one of the overhangs that must be bypassed


Some good scrambling can be found along the ridge


Once again we look for a place to gain the ridge


Straddling the c
rest


Coming up to a downclimb. Summit is in view.


Downclimbing steep rock


Steep climb before the summit


Looking back along the ridge. The final several metres was a scree slog.


Last steps to the top


Dale waits for us at the summit cairn


Starting down our descent route


Coming down the gully


Routefinding wasn't easy on our descent


82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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