Looking over Paget Peak towards Mount Bosworth - another peak that may become hard to access via the TCH once construction is complete. Mount Balfour, king-of-the-Wapta, is the highest, and one of the ‘sexiest’ peaks on Wapta/Waputik Icefields. In British Columbia, the conditions are similar, and jade can now be found throughout Canada’s westernmost province. Already tagged. Wonderful views over Sherbrooke Lake towards North Victoria Peak. Yoho / Waputik Icefield, AB/BC. It was further reported that Mount Ogden Mines completed an airborne EM survey but was of little value in terms of exploration. Some very large radio towers and a small helicopter pad mark the summit. All of these factors combine to put the animals at greater risk of collision. Looking back along the crux from near the awkward step. The traverse was very simple (even easier than I expected) and soon I was staring somewhat nervously across and up the crux ledges. The lake is bounded on the west by Mount Ogden 2,695 m (8,842 ft), Mount Niles 2,972 m (9,751 ft) to the north, and Paget Peak on the east side. There’s also very little chance that authorities will allow folks to cross a 4-lane highway to access the lower south ridge of Ogden. I felt pretty exposed to traffic as I dashed across the three lanes! Stephen, under the Trans-Canada Highway, across the Kicking Horse River and into the Lower Spiral Tunnel in Mt. But this and other proposals were disqualified because they were found to be vulnerable to landslides and avalanches, which had plagued CPR operations at other sections along the line, including a brutal avalanche in 1899 that destroyed the station at Rogers Pass. The ledge didn’t look that bad at all! Golf1.5 miles is the historic El Monte public golf course and also Mount Ogden Municipal golf course & tennis/pickleball Park. Getting up from the TCH into the bush on the south ridge wasn’t without its challenges and I quickly noted that construction crews had been clearing trees in the area already. Mount Ogden and Niles behind. The amount of tracks displays the popularity of this route on the weekends. The Mount Ogden occurrences are located in central British Columbia (Figure 1) on the southwestern slopes of Mount Ogden, approximately 40 kilometres north-northeast of Takla Landing (MINFILE No. Carnarvon, the Presidents, McArthur, Isolated, Whaleback, Des Poilus, Collie, Balfour, Niles, Daly (L to R). Already tagged. Mount Ogden is a summit in British Columbia and has an elevation of 2195 metres. Occasionally an elk, deer, or moose carcass might attract a hungry bear scavenging for a protein-heavy meal. It includes lakes, glaciers and some of the Rockies grandest peaks in its summit panorama. The infamous crux ledge along the north end of Ogden's summit block. After gaining half the elevation on the steep lower ridge, I was surprised to top out on a shoulder – still within treeline. ft. single-family home is a 3 bed, 4.25 bath property. It is also home to Snowbasin ski resort, the home of the 2002 Olympic downhill ski races. From September 10 to September 13, 2009 geologist Ron Britten and field assistant Paul Williams visited the Ogden property to map bedrock and collect rock and sediment samples. Going through financial difficulties, the CPR searched for private investors. 1866 Ogden Ave , Vancouver, BC V6J1A is currently not for sale. Ogden is a short outing and is a perfect candidate for a solo trip so when I found myself with a free Friday on August 18th I decided it was finally time to tackle it. I spotted the white cliffs from the hwy and had plotted a route in ViewRanger using Google Earth beforehand. Views from just up the south ridge back over the TCH and my truck with the old bridge and the outline of Narao in the distance. This home was built in 1985 and last sold on 2/18/2014 for $198,850. Historically prized by local First Nations and an important part of Chinese culture, B.C. Mount Collie is another favorite ski objective on the Wapta Icefield. As usual going up (on approach) is slightly easier than coming down (on return). At 3km and with an elevation gain of 90m, the hike should take most hikers about an hour and a half. I’d heard rumors and read many reports of its difficult and exposed crux. Buffaloberry bushes flourish trackside at the peak of berry season, attracting gorging bears. Photo's from our Mineral Claims on Mount Ogden. At the heart of the difficulties was the rugged nature of the Rocky Mountain landscape, which presented a myriad of challenges aside from the steep grade. I found this section to be short and moderate. – Dease Lake, Mount Ogden and Cassiar – which now comprise an area considered to be the global capital for nephrite jade. jade has … 40 km 20 km 50 km Pinchi Lake Jennings River Bridge River Updated: July, 2012 Ultramafic (Serpentinite) Rocks Geology and Origin Nephrite is documented at over fifty sites in British Columbia’s MINFILE database. Trains crashed with disturbing regularity, and it was clear a more robust solution was necessary. Starting at the Kicking Horse Campground, follow a series of mauve interpretive signs along one of the more moderate family trails in the park. In 1967, Mount Ogden Mines skidded a small drill up the glacier to a drill site north of Mount Ogden (Assessment Report 9085). There were some cairns here marking the route. McArthur, Carnarvon, Wapta, Field and Stephen – all have provided me with stunning views and great trips. Mount Ogden Area Southern B.C. I was glad to be doing this trip as I’m sure within weeks or months this will be off-limits to casual wanderers such as myself. The Spiral Tunnels have been recognized as part of the Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site of Canada. There’s no way the small gravel parking lot at the old bridge will survive the 4-lane highway that’s being built. The Lower Spiral Tunnel (Mt. Tennis1.5 Miles to Mt Ogden municipal golf Mount Ogden Municipal course and tennis club. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The Jade Market. Remnants of the Spiral Tunnels' tumultuous past are on full view on Yoho's Walk in the Past trail, where abandoned portions of a narrow-gauge locomotive used during construction of the tunnels can be found trailside. Ever since I first read about Mount Ogden (likely from Nugara a decade ago), it’s been on my endless to-do list of peaks. mountain an elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more. The ridge to the traverse before the crux is mostly easy to moderate scrambling along the spine. Ogden Mountain Jade Jade has been mined from Ogden Mountain for over 30 years, with a total production to date estimated at over 5,000 tonnes. Looking along the easy west aspect scree traverse. The effect of this would be to reduce the grade to a more acceptable 2.2%, in line with CP regulations. Steep mountain slopes and narrow valleys between Wapta Lake and the Field townsite severely limited the number of viable routes available, and in a rush to complete construction the Canadian government engineering team opted to forge ahead with a track graded at 4.4% rather than wait for a lengthy tunnel to be bored through Mount Stephen. The historic Lower (through Mount Ogden) and Upper Spiral Tunnels (through Cathedral Mountain) that wind through the inky blackness are miracles of early 20 th century engineering that allowed trains to climb grades that were previously impassible. There are obvious detours to climber’s left to get around some sections but for the most part I’d suggest regaining the ridge soon after losing it or you might be traversing loose, annoying ledges. In: Geological Fieldwork 1999, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources, British Columbia Photo: BJ Vicks. Mount Deville lies to the west in the Van Horne Range. A nice side trip is to cross the connecting ridge to Allen Peak (elev. 1. I’ve done quite some peaks in Lake Louise area, and Mt. Photo Credit: e-NetworkAssociates. Cathedral, Divide, Narao, Niblock, Piran and many others closer to Lake Louise have also provided me with many good memories. Excellent crack and face climbing can be found. The awkward step onto the ledge was solved by turning inwards – but I managed to keep both my poles and camera out so it couldn’t have been that hard. To get to Mt. Even views over Sherbrooke Lake were good. This traverse provides access along the west face and around the north end of the summit block to the crux ledges. It’s short and sweet with amazing views of some truly gorgeous peaks. After the awkward step there was some moderately exposed slabby (but fun) terrain to the summit. And blind corners winding through thick tree stands reduce visibility while muffling the sounds of oncoming trains. Higher up I ended up some pretty steep and exposed slabby terrain despite trying to avoid this on climber’s right. Massive new deposits of jade were later found in three areas of northern B.C. Fortunately, academic researchers have been working diligently to study animal-train interations in the hopes of coming up with pragmatic solutions for mitigating impacts. It didn’t help when Alan Kane himself mentioned in an email interview with Bob Spirko that when he went back to look at it years after doing it, it looked much scarier then he remembered! 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