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Another Ascent of Currie
Timestamp Free: 2018.05.21 - 06:13:51
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Spray Mountains
  (1 days)     Elevation Gain: 1000m
Participants: Peter Nelson
Difficulty: 2: Easy-Moderate Scramble
Scramble up Currie.
Solo trip.

As per Rick this a reasonable day objective with a bike and flat approach trail.

Park at shark lake parking lot, which at this time was not busy due to the fire in Kootenay and the closure of Assiniboine Provincial Park. I biked to the junction of the Spray River trail junction which is right after you cross the Spray River on the Bryant Creek trail. Bikes are no longer allowed past this point. Hike up the Spray River Trail into Banff and at signed trail junctions follow the signs for Whiteman Pass.

Once you split off onto the Whiteman Pass Trail you'll be forced into a creek crossing just downstream of the confluence of Whiteman and Currie Creeks. You'll follow a faint trail/mud along the bank of whiteman creek for maybe 100-150m before you need to ford whiteman creek. Look closely for flagging. If it feels like you've gone to far and you're bushwacking then you probably missed the second crossing. Follow the trail until you hit the an open meadow filled with bushes where you can spot the avalanche slopes coming off the SE slopes of Currie. I took one of the main slopes below the summit and followed its drainage for a while before you see a smaller secondary drainage flowing in over broken cliffs. Take this smaller secondary drainage up onto the upper slopes of Currie and work through broken ribs and scree. I worked back slightly to the NE near the top up a scree ramp to gain the last little bit before the summit....

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