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Odlum Ridge

Please read this before RSVP'ing for this trip:

This trip will be at a Moderate winter pace (read about 250 meters/hour of elevation gain) and the expectation is that the group will stay together. This means that if you are faster you will need to stop regularly and wait for the group to catch up. 

If you are not already a Member of the CSMC you will need to pay your Membership Fee BEFORE arriving at the carpool location.

We will meet at Sommerset/Bridlewood Train Station in the EAST parking lot. For those of you who are directionally challenged that is the parking lot closest to the shopping area and MacLeod Trail.

Odlum Ridge is south of Highwood Pass and SW of Mist Mountain. It's a beautiful area a nice scramble/ridge walk and if the skies are clear the views will be spectacular!

In addition, the Winter gate closes December 1.

See these Trip Reports for more details and pictures: (note we will not be following Bob's route exactly but doing a loop and returning to our start point.)

Note: we will need to cross the creek so come prepared for that.

Elevation gain: 800 metres

Car to car distance: about 12 kms

Car to car time: 6 to 8 hours.

You will not NEED avi gear, but if you have it, bring it and we can practice or do assessments for those who need the A1 (We may be able to do the A2 as well). 

Finally, I'm not sure how the creek has changed since the floods earlier this year. If it proves to be to difficult to cross, we will cross the road and head up Mist Ridge instead.

P.S. I need to be back in Calgary by 7ish.

Equipment List 

·  Snowshoes

·  Ski poles

·  Daypack (large enough for spare clothes, lunch & equipment, 30 litre minimum recommended)

·  Sunglasses and/or ski goggles

·  Thermos flask and/or water bottle (1 - 2 Liters)

·  Sun screen

·  Pocket knife

·  Small Blister and Personal 1st-Aid Kit

·  Emergency Bivy Sack

·  Lighter/Fire Starter

·  Head Lamp

·  Helmet

·  Ice Axe

·  Crampons/Microspikes

Optional Equipment

·  Camera

·  Compass with clinometer

·  Snow thermometer

Clothing List

·  Synthetic or synthetic/wool blend underwear (top and bottom)

·  Warm pants (softshell, insulated, or fleece)

·  Warm shirt (not cotton)

·  Sweater or fleece jacket

·  Insulated jacket or vest

·  Waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)

·  Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon)

·  Socks (wool outer, synthetic blend liner)

·  Wool or fleece hat

·  Warm gloves and light glove liner


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  • Wil

    Did someone loose sunglasses? give a brief description how they look like.

    November 30, 2013

  • Ryszard

    Fun trip

    November 23, 2013

  • Tyler M.

    I am going to bow out. Going to get some turns in on Saturday. Have a blast everyone!

    November 22, 2013

  • Brian P.

    Tom, is this the Odlum Ridge trip that you were referring to last week?

    November 18, 2013

    • Tom

      Yes, Assuming we can cross the river easily enough :)

      1 · November 19, 2013

    • Mihaela M.

      Hi Tom, I have to back out as Atti has to go work on Saturday :( see you next time

      November 21, 2013

  • Lori

    Really wanted to do this saturday outing but I do need to be back in city well before 530 :(

    November 20, 2013

  • Lori

    Any word where we r going yet? Will this be in non avi terrain ? Do we all need A1 for this one. I see the risk is quite high tomorrow. It's not even winter yet !!

    November 19, 2013

  • julie m.

    I promise to be better behaved on this trip!

    November 13, 2013

  • Mihaela M.

    I register but I will have to convince Atti to let me go :)

    November 13, 2013

  • Tom

    We wont do anything u cant manage. Trust me! ;)

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Lori

    I'd like to join if it's an easier one as far as the scrambling.

    November 12, 2013

12 went

  • Tom
    Member 2016, President, RCA,AA2, GTA, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Laura K.
    Member 2016, CR2-16
  • Jun P.
    Member 2015, A1, CR2
  • Wil
    Member 2016, A1-17
  • julie m.
    Member 2016, A1-16
  • Carol L.
    Member 2015
  • Brian P.
    Member 2015, A1-16
  • Oscar M
    Member 2016, AA1, RC1, CR2
  • Petra
    Member 2015
  • Ryszard
    Member 2016
  • A former member
  • A former member

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CAD25.00 Before first outing

This covers: Club gear, subsidize training costs, Event Organizer incentives.

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