Old Baldy Mountain (GR356417, McDougall NW2)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,728
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,950
Elevation Gain (m): 
1280
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
20.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Mostly hiking and easy scrambling with some very loose terrain and minor exposure along the connecting ridge to McDougall.

Map
Trip Report

On my last week off in the first week of October I decided to try a scramble in the fresh snow that the front ranges got. I don't have a lot of Kananaskis front range peaks left to do so I looked in Andrew's book for ideas. I settled on the last part of the "big traverse" that I had left - Old Baldy Mountain (GR356417 or McDougall NW2) and Mount McDougall.

 


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Comments

Hey Vern I went up to the ridge yesterday but this was one of my first hikes of the year and did not have steam to get up to the summit. The lower valley after McDougal creek is completely filled with snow so I had a hard time as well but for different reasons. Looks absolutely stunning. Considering the view it is surprising this is not done more. I have been obsessed with this peak since being on the Ridge yesterday and your pics add to my desire!

Hey man, yeah I'm not surprised the lower valley is still choked with snow. Have to choose objectives carefully as it's still pretty early season. Glad you got out though! Cheers.

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