Kent Ridge, South Peak

Trip Category: 
OT - Off-Trail Hiking
Interesting Facts: 

There isn't much interesting about Kent Ridge, South Peak. It's a nice viewpoint and makes for good exercise on an elevated avalanche warning day when you want to get out on snowshoes. Note: I've referenced Bob Spirko's trip report but we bagged a lower, and more southerly peak than he did. The peak we did is labeled on the ViewRanger map as "Kent Ridge, South Peak" and since it's a distinct high point and the most southerly one, I'm OK with calling it that.

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,318

I was getting a bit antsy after spending too much time in the concrete jungle for the past few weeks and decided, against my better judgment, to join Phil on a dubious snowshoe ascent of the mighty Kent Ridge, South Peak on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The trip promised to be more tolerable thanks to the addition of a few more people to assist with trail breaking - Robin and Ryan agreed to join us for some reason or another. I didn't even know where this minor peak was, to be honest, until Phil mentioned Bob had done it. After some deliberation, however, we decided to follow a more southerly route than Bob's, mostly due to the avalanche rating of 'considerable'. I don't usually venture into any avalanche terrain in ratings above 'moderate', so that precluded Bob's route up the more south westerly aspect to a slightly higher summit, closer to the summit of Mount Kent.

 


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Elevation Gain (m): 
600
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
5.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 1 : you fall, you're stupid
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than losing interest in the bush on ascent and turning around.