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South-east ridge

South-east ridge

South-east ridge

Page Type: Route

Location: British Columbia, Canada, North America

Object Title: South-east ridge

Route Type: Some glacier travel, snow and rock climbing

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: 5.4

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Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Feb 19, 2004 / Jul 18, 2005

Object ID: 160104

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You will have to get yourself to Lake O'Hara. From Calgary take the Trans Canada (1) west through Canmore, Banff to Lake Louise. For Lake O'Hara you must continue for another 20 minutes on the TransCanada.

Usually the Elisabeth Parker Hut is the point of departure for Odaray Mountain. Depending on which route you wish to climb you can chose your starting point.

Route Description

Follow the trail starting from the rear of the Elisabeth Parker Hut. (There is a sign). This trail will lead you up to a plateau (Odaray Plateau). Rope up for galcier travel and move up towards the col between Little Odaray and Odaray itself. (See photo). From here you will have to scramble up to the col. then follow the ridge along past two knotchs or rock steps (see the photo) to the summit. 4-7 hours to the summit. Depending on you speed and fitness level. (and of course the weather)

Essential Gear

Hiking boots that will take crampons for the glacier travel. Harness, rope, ice axe, cravasse rescue gear, helmut. Snacks, lunch, water.

Miscellaneous Info

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The south-east ridge (Normal)...