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Kent South Ridge
Kananaskis, Alberta
February 9, 2002

Distance: 7.7 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 790 m

The south end of Kent Ridge offers a good climb on snowshoes. By keeping in the trees, we reached the crest while avoiding avalanche slopes. Dinah and I did this trip with the Hostel Outdoor Group.

We parked at the Black Prince day use area and crossed the road to the lower slopes of Kent Ridge. Partway up we made the mistake of venturing too far right and came to an avalanche gully. We quickly corrected out course and continued on to reach a knob. After dropping down the other side, we continued climbing until we attained the crest and peered over the other side. While everyone else was content to rest, I continued for nearly a kilometre up the ridge to a point 120 m higher up before turning around.

Note: Less ambition but worthwhile is following this route to the knob on Kent Ridge.

KML and GPX Tracks

South end of Kent Ridge seen from Mount Warspite. I left the group on the treed ridge (middle of photo) while I climbed to a higher point on the left.

Dropping down from a knob on the slope

Looking back at the knob (mouse over to zoom in)

View of the end of the south end and cloud-covered Lower Kananaskis Lake

Another view of the knob we climbed over

Trees thinned near the crest

On the ridge crest looking west at the Opal Range

As far as I got. Is that Mount Kent on the left?

Black Prince Outlier below

That's me posing for a photo

Rita takes a tumble

L to R: Vic, Rick, Yore, Sarah, Dinah, Zora and Rita

82 J/11 Kananaskis Lakes

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