Orient Point

Trip Location: Orient Point scramble, Ghost Wilderness
Trip Date: March 19, 2016
Trip time: 6 hours 30 mins
Distance: 24 kms
Elevation Gain: 1,400m
Route: Non official
Difficulty: Mostly easy. Moderate route finding with one or two moderate/difficult moves in a notch on good rock.

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Trip Report:

Orient Point is a fantastic scramble in the Ghost Wilderness. This phenomenal trip has ridiculous views thanks to the 1400m unobstructed summit view east. You can practically see Saskatoon.

Navigating is a little tricky thanks to the flood (and no ascent trail whatsoever) so loading a gps would potentially save lots of time. Contrary to other trip reports the scrambling is mostly moderate and it seems with every trip groups are finding easier and easier routes to the summit. Orient Point scrambling route is similar to Blakiston & Victoria Peak in terms of technical difficulty.

Skirting a cliff band on Orient Point, Ghost Wilderness, AB (March 19, 2016) with the #calgaryalpinerunners

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On The Summit Ridge


Ascending The Crux


Final Steps To The Summit


Downclimbing The Crux


Downclimbing The Alternate Descent