Mt. Sedgewick

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This article contains old out of date information from an early 1990s edition of the VOC Ski guide. Road conditions may have changed considerably since this article was written.
Using This Ski Guide
Topo of Mt Sedgewick

Route at a Glance

Rating Map Refs Road Route Start Elevation High Point Technical Notes
Advanced 92 G/11 <5km/3hrs <9km/2days 0m 2070m 2-3 days

Access

There used to be a ferry out of Darrel Bay to reach Woodfibre, but this ferry is not longer in service. Once at Woodfibre, drive up the road on the left, just inside the gates. Follow this road until an aluminum footbridge is reached. This should be obvious, but time changes things.

Route

Follow the old road across the bridge and to the right. The trail begins here. Follow the trail up to Henrietta Lake to the north side of the ridge. Past here the route is porly marked. After Woodfibre Like, take the ridge leading northeast to Mount Rederick, with the Taquet Lakes below. Then swing north to a sub-peak of Sedgewick and to a Col beyond (steep). The peak is easily reached from here.

Hazards

  1. Extreme avalanche hazard on the SW face of Sedgewick
  2. Serious route finding problems in bad weather (allow for an extra day if weather is poor).
  3. On your return take the SE not SW ridge off the sub-peak of Sedgewick. Start traversing SW just north of Roderick to avoid wandering down the south-east ridge of Roderick.

Trail Conditions