Cross Ridge (Lake)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,529
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,300
Elevation Gain (m): 
2000
Round Trip Time: 
12.00
Total Distance (km): 
42.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Despite some scrambling moves to the immense summit cairn, the biggest challenge on this ridge is getting to it - it's very remote.

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Trip Report

As we traversed to the summit of Mount Currie, my eyes were immediately drawn to a distinctive ridge running west of Currie, lower down and guarding Cross Lake (which wasn't visible from our vantage). This ridge was obviously connected to Mount Currie and it looked to be very reasonable to traverse it before descending past Cross Lake to the historic White Man Pass before following the trail back down to our original ascent line and of course to the bikes at Bryant Creek. Given the historic nature of the pass and the surrounding area, I was immediately excited to add this not-inconsiderable distance and height gain to our (already long) day trip. Phil, in characteristic enthusiasm for side, exploratory excursions, replied, "why wouldn't we do that?", and so it was decided. Of course we still had to tag the actual summit of Mount Currie at this point!

 


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