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Buller North Ridge
Kananaskis, Alberta
October 18, 2005
Distance: 6.0 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 565 m

Only after I ascended the north ridge of Mount Buller in the fall, did I realize it would make an excellent and safe snowshoe ascent in the winter. And later, this trip found its way into Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies.

When I hiked up the north ridge, I was looking for an interesting ascent, and I wasn't disappointed. The full moon, clear skies and fresh snow worked together to provide fantastic scenery. I knew I would be stopped somewhere along the increasingly-steep slope, but I only needed to get above the treeline to get some nice views. And that I did. I picked a starting point based on a hiking route, but starting farther north on Spray Lakes Road would probably provide a gentler but longer climb on snowshoes.

KML and GPX Tracks

Moon over The Fist

A sunlit Mount Smuts, The Fist and the moon

Commonwealth Peak

Ascending the ridge

Mount Bogart

View of Mount Buller from the top of 192407

I ascended a short way up the shoulder

Some interesting rocks in the basin north of Mount Buller

Mount Fortune (I think) on the left

Looking down the shoulder to GR192407

Mount Sparrowhawk (mouse over) and Read's Ridge


Mount Buller

The north ridge seen from the road

82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir

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