I wanted to check out the Beverly Creek approaches to the key lake on the lower southerly slopes of Puma. So we skied up the creek and made our way through some very iffy ledges and soft holes verging high above waterfalls. A couple of km up the creek we left Beverly Creek by climbing to the left, and followed a linear open area toward the lakes. This was the east side of the ridge that's sort of between and to the south of the two lakes in the area. Unfortunately this route climbs too high, and we had to lose some elevation to get down to the key lake. The route was quite open though, and we came across the Madeley/Rainbow trail markers. [photo]puma5.jpg [caption]the key lake along the route, Puma S1 peak in background[/photo]
Once at the key lake, we followed the route described in my "April 4 trip report" to Puma S1. The only unpleasant thing was that the plentiful fresh snow was being heated to sticky cloying porridge.
We reached the top area of Puma S1 and considered our objective. Puma Peak itself looked so far away it seemed like a separate peak. Reaching it from Puma S1 means a 3km round trip, including at least 330m vertical of climbing. Well, that's what we signed up for, so we pressed on. [photo]pp9.jpg [caption]From April 4 on Puma S1 peak, looking north, Puma summit at far right[/photo]
[photo]puma3.jpg [caption]the gap between :Puma S1 and Puma's summit. The highest point lies somewhat farther right, to... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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