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Bull Creek Outlier
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Date:                                                    April 22, 2006

Participants:                                          Solo

Distance:                                              Unknown

Elevation Gain:                                      Unknown

Maximum Elevation:                              Unknown

Elapsed Time:                                       5:00 approx.

Published Routes:                                 None

Published Rating:                                  None

Difficulty - Endurance:                           4

Difficulty - Technical:                             3


In extremely windy winter conditions I decided to hike around the Bull Creek area in Kananaskis.  I didn’t really have any concrete goal in mind but ended scrambling up a ridge to a high point barely above tree line.  I brought my ice axe but didn’t have my crampons which ended up causing me some problems on descent. On descent I chose to climb down an indeterminate drainage that ended up in a vertical 5 meter waterfall that necessitated some creative avoidance down steep, slick slopes. (That'll learn me…till next time!)


Blowing wind and snow on the ascent.


The hike turns alpine.


Winter climbing terrain to reach the ridge.


Terrain on the ridge top.


The high point and my summit for the day.