2018-06-30 | Buller Pass Peak (unofficial) | 2713m | 1808m TH | 19.0 km | 1243m TA | w/ Peter and David
We watched the weather forecasts like hawks leading into this weekend as the weather systems overall were very unsettled. This route fit the bill nicely as it had the chance for an extension if the weather held but the high point came early in the day.
The trail goes up thru a controlled burn from a few years ago and short of South Buller Pass we ascended the south facing scree slopes of Buller Pass Peak. There is another adjacent peak similar in nature that also deserves this name - so Buller Pass Peak or Buller Creek Peak - as you please.
From the top we had a great view of the surrounding area and enjoyed a short break. From there we reached an accord to circumnavigate around the east side of these two peaks via south and then north Buller passes. Some of the best scenery of the day was on the east side with views out over Ribbon lake environs, a possible future backpacking route.
Once over some lingering snowfields we descended the valley from North Buller Pass back to our starting point. Given the possible weather, we'll call this a win - Happy (almost) Canada Day!
© Clayton Ditzler