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Exodus via Dipper Creek
Timestamp Free: 2019.09.23 - 03:28:36
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges
(2 days) Elevation Gain: 1800m
Participants: Paul Kubik, Karin Rolfes-Kubik, Jos Van der Burg, Dogs Ogy and Muffy
Difficulty: 3: Glaciated terrain, moderately steep skiing in places.
Ski ascent of Exodus Peak from Squamish River road by branch S-400 (Dipper Creek).
Access to Dipper Creek is via the Squamish Main to S36.5 Dipper Creek. S-400 (Mile 43) (Km 36.5 at 50.1855,-123.3744). S-400 branches left off S-Main and crosses Squamish River at a slot canyon. S-400 is normally not plowed and may not melt out in its upper reaches until May. After crossing the bridge over the river, drive upstream until the road forks. Take the uphill fork. Where the road flattens out near el. 2100ft there's a second junction- the right hand branch goes up Dipper Creek. There are some cross ditches which may become deeper approaching Carnival Creek, the northern tributary of Dipper Creek.
The bridge over Carnival Creek was removed by 2001 and replaced around 2004. Once across Carnival Creek follow the road around a corner to the first clearcut. Ski or hike to the top of the clearcut and gain a nicely angled ridge of largely open timber and rock outcrops. This is probably the ridge used by the 1969 party to exit the Pemberton Icecap traverse (Fairley page 87.) John Gudaitas reports it is a bit bushy in summer.
The ridge tops out near el. 6000ft at the edge of the Pemberton Icefield. The final approach to Exodus is over glaciers, probably best on...
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