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Found it Sleepy_hollow found Brass Cap Cache- Smith-Dorrien Rd (Locked)

Saturday, 02 October 2010Alberta, Canada

N 50° 49.382 W 115° 14.115

BCP494 - Fortress Ridge

Well this was one fine hike and scramble in perhaps one of best spots for scenery in the Rockies. Red Rouge has done a fine job of reporting all the details of our trip, including the challenges - from my perspective the lack of known routes to the destination is really what makes these types of caps a special experience.

My track log showed a round trip distance of approximately 23 km with 1500 metres of elevation gain. I'll upload a few pictures to truly tell the story of this special location - thanks OFTH for this fine cap!

The early morning silhouette

Additional Images Additional Images

The early morning silhouette The early morning silhouette

The Sun hitting the northern peaks in the valley The Sun hitting the northern peaks in the valley

RR leading the way up to the first head wall RR leading the way up to the first head wall

Looking back along our early morning trail Looking back along our early morning trail

Above the waterfall at the third head wall lake Above the waterfall at the third head wall lake

Amazing camouflage Amazing camouflage

The northern scree run The northern scree run

RR examining our route on a rock pinnacle RR examining our route on a rock pinnacle

RR on the final approach to the col RR on the final approach to the col

RR enjoying the views from the col RR enjoying the views from the col

Quite the rock pinnacle Quite the rock pinnacle

Yet another pinnacle along the north col route Yet another pinnacle along the north col route

RR enjoying the varied scrambling along the ridge RR enjoying the varied scrambling along the ridge

Looking down one of the last ascent chimneys Looking down one of the last ascent chimneys

Headwall Lakes Valley to the south Headwall Lakes Valley to the south

Chester - Fortress Col to the NW Chester - Fortress Col to the NW

RR leading the way up the southern approach RR leading the way up the southern approach

The south ascent ridge to the cap The south ascent ridge to the cap

The challenging ridge to Fortress The challenging ridge to Fortress

Heading home after a long day on the trail Heading home after a long day on the trail

Fortress Ridge Elevation Profile Fortress Ridge Elevation Profile

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