Antler Ridge

Summit Elevation (m): 2525
Trip Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Round Trip Time (hrs): unknown
Elevation Gain (m): 1100 – from Maligne Lake
Total Trip Distance (km): 2 – from Snowbowl Campground
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2 – you fall, you sprain something
Difficulty Notes: Simple off trail hiking from the Snowbowl Campground along the Skyline Trail in Jasper National Park.
Technical Rating: OT4; YDS (Hiking)
GPS Track: Download
Map: Google Maps

I call the summit on the ridge that connects to Antler Mountain ‘Antler Ridge’. We climbed up this ridge from the Snowbowl campground along the Skyline Trail in Jasper National park. To gain the minor summit, simply scramble up the steepish slopes behind the campground and continue up the ridge through several small (and fun!) cliff bands until you can’t go any higher without getting into serious terrain.

Antler Ridge Route Map

An interesting and refreshing return route is to go down towards Antler Mountain and then to the east down scree slopes to a little tarn hidden in the high meadows above the Skyline Trail. Trust me. This lake is very cold! We went for a quick dip and my heart must have stopped for a few seconds in the process. The return to camp is via the Skyline Trail and a boggy meadow.

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