Commonwealth Ridge


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,566
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,419
Elevation Gain (m): 
790
Round Trip Time: 
5.00
Total Distance (km): 
7.20
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate to difficult (avalanche) terrain to the true summit depending how much snow there is on route.

Map
Trip Report

Phil Richards and I decided that Commonwealth Ridge would make a nice first summit of 2016 - and we were right. We started in beautiful pre-dawn light from the Smuts Pass parking area along the Spray Lakes Road in cold temperatures of around -23 degrees. The cold was a bit of a bummer as we were expecting warmer temps - but we warmed up soon enough as we shoed towards the ridge on a highway of ski and snowshoe tracks.

 


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Comments

Thanks for the comprehensive writeup & gorgeous photos! Hoping the snow melts soon so I can hike this!

Hey Karen - let me know how it goes without snow. :) I'm sure in some ways it'll be easier and in some ways harder. 

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