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Drummond - South Ridge
Timestamp Free: 2019.12.09 - 00:59:34
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Drummond Group
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A straightforward, non-technical route with superb views of wild country. Take an ice axe.
A straightforward, non-technical route with superb views of wild country. Take an ice axe.You can climb Mt. Drummond as a day-trip from the BNP campgrounds at Red Deer Lakes, Merlin Meadows or Baker Lake. To reach any of these campgrounds, follow the Skoki trail from the Fish Creek parking lot. You may also random camp near the mouth of Drummond Creek, which makes for a long approach day, but a shorter day on the mountain. The approach to the mouth of Drummond Creek is along the Red Deer River trail.

Ford Drummond Creek (moderate) (51:33.4-115:59.7). Hike a short distance north along its east bank. Pick your way northeast and ascend into the basin (51:34.0-115:59.7) that nests in the southeast aspect of the end of the south ridge of Mt. Drummond. Head north across this basin to the obvious boulder and scree gully that cleaves the end of the south ridge. Ascend this gully (snowy in early July) to the ridge crest. The teduim ends. Tremendous views of the Drummond Icefield, Mt. Douglas, and the lake-dotted valley between Drummond and Mt. McConnell reward you. Top the south summit (51:34.8-116:00.2). Lose elevation on the ridge as you head north. Keep off any cornices - it's a long way down the east face. Pick your way up easy ledges on the west side of the summit block and you're there. Great views down the north face and towards the triple divide at the head of unnamed, McConnell, and Roaring...

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