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Rummel Ridge; Snowshoe, moderate.

Rummel Ridge. Moderate snowshoe. Height; 2459 m. Elevation gain; 800 m. Round trip distance; 8.5K. Time; 7 to 9 hrs.


This highpoint above Rummel Lake provides an excellent view of Mt Galatea and peaks to the west along Commonwealth and French Creeks.We'll be following Bob Spirko route up the NW ridge. If snow conditions are stable we may continue down towards the Rummel Lake trail. Otherwise we will backtrack. Please study weather and avalanche forecasts before signing up. I am not insisting on avalanche gear as the terrain is simple and we will follow low risk ascent and descent routes. 

Please read the gear requirements carefully and bring the required gear.

Please make sure that you have paid for a 2014 membership with the CSMC. Payment can be made  online. Cost for membership with the CSMC is $20 for 2014.

Group size: 8
Departure: 7.30am 
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult in winter conditions.
Altitude: 2459 M
Estimated trip time: 7 to 9 hours
Elevation gain: 800 Meters
Km’s: 8.5

Gear required:

Snowshoes, Hiking Poles, helmet, crampons/icers, warm clothes and gloves, shell jacket, pants and gloves, balaclava, Food and water.

Gear recommended:

Ski-Goggles, Ice-axe. 


Bob Spirko's trip

Matthew Clay's trip

Kananaskis Avalanche forecast

Nakiska Ridgetop Weather



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  • Gerry R.

    Thanks Wil for steering us the right across the creek. Definitely kept us in easier terrain. Great way to spend a relaxing Easter Monday. Thanks everyone for coming out and sharing your stories and enthusiasm. Great snow for snowshoeing no isothermal stuff at all.

    April 21, 2014

  • Aleksandra

    Thank you Garry for organizing this amazing trip. Also, it was such great idea to encourage everyone to practice the use of map and compass. Thank you! ...And, one more great day in the mountains and with such great group.

    April 21, 2014

  • Colin

    Hey Gerry. I got called in to work this morning. Sorry for dropping out at the 11th hour. Have a awesone trip, the weather should be good.

    April 21, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    Work is the curse of the outdoor classes! Pity. Keep your gear ready for the next great trip.

    April 20, 2014

  • Clare O.

    Hi, I now won't have a car tomorrow as my husband needs it. I can get a lift to the car pool but wanted to check it is ok to jump in with someone for the drive? Cheers

    April 20, 2014

  • Irtaza N.

    Hi Gerry. My class schedule moved from Sunday to Monday. I would not able to join. My regrets. Irtaza

    April 19, 2014

  • Aleksandra

    Gerry, my '14 membership is paid.

    April 19, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    A reminder to anyone not a current 2014 member that to attend the event you have to pay dues online here.
    Let me know you have done so so I can update your status. If you do not pay membership before 6pm Saturday I will more paid member off the waitlist to the event and non 2014 members will be on the waitlist until I receive confirmation from you that you paid. This may change your place in the queue so prompt payment will guarentee you your spot. I'm also emailling everyone with the information in this comment

    April 17, 2014

  • Gerry R.

    Missing a few screws!!!!

    April 12, 2014

  • Alex J.

    What no ice climbing?

    April 12, 2014

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