Odlum Ridge

Interesting Facts: 

Naming: The ridge takes its name from Odlum Creek that flows to the south of it. Unofficial name. First ascended in 1916 by Interprovincial Boundary Survey. (From peakfinder.com

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Technical Difficulty Level: 
4
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,469

On Wednesday, September 27 2017 I was joined by Trevor Boyce for an easy hike and traverse of Odlum Ridge, deep in Kananaskis Country just east of the Continental Divide and south of Highwood Pass. Our plan was to take advantage of the great weather with views of larches and aesthetic mountains in the background. We were not disappointed! Why such a tame objective? First of all, this was our first time out together. Trevor is the person responsible for getting Cornelius Rott into scrambling. 

 


!!Attention!! explor8ion.com is being updated and trip reports migrated to a new site while this one is still operational. The new version of this trip report can be found at https://verndewit.com/2017/09/27/odlum-ridge/ and contains more photos in a modern format. For more information on this move and possible future changes please click here.


 

Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,190
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
16.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than deciding whether to return via a boring valley hike or regain a whole ton of elevation. Guess which one we did?