North Buller Pass Peak Attempt (Red Peak)

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North Buller Pass Area
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Height: 2,591 m (8,501 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 800 m (2,625 ft)
  • Distance: 11.4 km / Round Trip (7.1 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 8.0°
  • Estimated Time: 5-8 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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We originally tried to go to a nicknamed peak, "North Buller Pass Peak", which is north of N. Buller Pass. We followed a trail which I knew wasn't going to the right direction, but I preferred following the trail than breaking a new trail. I thought we could follow the trail and get up on a ridge first then walk on the ridge to the end of the pass, but once we got high enough to see route, we knew we were screwed. So we ended up near Mount Buller's east summit block.

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Seeing South Buller Pass route from high ground.

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Where is my snowmobile?
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Mount Buller's south face. Quite impressive.

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Coming up a steep terrain.

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This is where we stopped right at the summit cliff.

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Seeing North Buller Pass route from high ground. By looking at terrain which goes to the end of the pass, we might have not be able to go all the way anyway. I don't see shoal snow terrain.

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An avalanche path near where I am.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Group picture. From left, Cal, Ali, Mark, and soistheman.

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Let's go back.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Even though this hike was shortened in distance, we still spent 7 hours.


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