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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!)

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Blowing wind and snow on the ascent.

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The hike turns alpine.

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Winter climbing terrain to reach the ridge.

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Terrain on the ridge top.

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The high point and my summit for the day.