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
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult in winter conditions.
Altitude: 2459 M
Estimated trip time: 7 to 9 hours
Elevation gain: 800 Meters
Snowshoes, Hiking Poles, helmet, crampons/icers, warm clothes and gloves, shell jacket, pants and gloves, balaclava, Food and water.
Bob Spirko's trip
Matthew Clay's trip
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