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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

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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