Buller, Mount North Ridge


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Elevation Gain (m): 
600
Round Trip Time: 
3.50
Total Distance (km): 
5.00
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than motivation to continue.

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Trip Report

You know it's not a very interesting trip when it takes me a few weeks to write it and the main photo is from the drive to the trailhead... :) Honestly, there isn't much to recommend the snowshoe trip up the North Ridge of Mount Buller, other than a decent view from the top and some good sweating (and swearing?!) on the way up.

 

I drove up the Spray Lakes road under a gorgeous sunrise but from there the day went downhill. I couldn't find any old tracks up the north ridge and ended up in knee deep, unconsolidated crap for two hours before realizing there was an old track about 100 meters to my right!! :)

 

The view from the summit was OK - but nothing to brag about. The drive was nice and I got some exercise but this isn't a highly recommended outing.

 


[A gorgeous Chinook sunrise.]


[CEGFNS and the morning glow from the Spray Lakes road.]


[Mount Murray and CEGFNS.]


[The snow is still thin and the sky is blue as I start up the ridge - this is looking back at Old Goat Mountain.]


[2+ hours of this made me a bit grumpy...]


[Finally some views as I crest the ridge.]


[Looking ahead to the high point just up the ridge.]

 
[Panorama of Spray Lakes. ++]

 
[Looking east from the ridge. ++]

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