Hector Ridge South


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,709
Elevation Gain (m): 
980
Round Trip Time: 
5.50
Total Distance (km): 
8.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

A pretty tame ski tour or snowshoe at least until the summit ridge where you might want an ice ax and/or crampons to feel secure on wind hammered snow.

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Trip Report

After braving cold temperatures the last weekend of February 2019, I was ready for some more bravery on the first weekend of March 2019. When I say "ready", I really mean I was desperate enough to get my ass off the couch and out of the city to suffer -30 temps - frostbite be damned! When I contacted Ali to find out what she was up to, she mentioned Matt Clay was planning something. When the dust finally settled we decided that a group of us would tramp up Hector Ridge South, roughly following Bob Spirko's route. Hanneke even decided to join me so in the end it was her and I, Phil, Clay, Sandra and Alison with Ali and I on skis and the rest on snowshoes.

 

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