Bridgland Pass via Tumbledown Creek Bushwhack

Rating: 4 stars.

Use: Bushwhacking.

Difficulty: Difficult.

Distance: Approximately 3 km to Bridgland Pass, 6 km to Tumbledown Mountain.

Description: This bushwhack description was provided by Chris Perra. Since the moment I saw this road put into the back end of Tumbledown Creek I have wanted to do this bushwhack. It was pretty cool to receive an email from Chris who had done exactly that. He actually went into the area with intentions of finding some summer skiing. Here are the weblinks for the two trips he did into the area during the summer of 2012.

The first trip was South from Bridgland Pass to Tumbledown Mountain.

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=25526.0

The second trip was North to the Phogg Glacier.

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=25543.0

Directions: This is a long drive from Revelstoke. Drive north on Highway 23. Just before the Downie Loop Bridge turn onto the Downie Creek FSR. Follow this for 43 kilometres passing many, many overflowing creeks and possible 

Trailhead GPS:

  1. Tumbledown Cutblocks: N51 19.845 W118 01.306

Useful Maps:

Bridgland Pass Bushwhack BaseCamp PDF

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Tumbledown from Bridgland Pass. Jared Kesteven Collection.
Carnes Peak from Tumbledown Mountain. Chris Perra Collection.
Carnes Peak from Tumbledown Mountain. Chris Perra Collection.
West ridge of Tumbledown Mountain, with the head of Carnes Creek in the background. Chris Perra Collection.
West ridge of Tumbledown Mountain, with the head of Carnes Creek in the background. Chris Perra Collection.
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Mount Moloch from Bridgland Pass. Jared Kesteven Collection.
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Descending from Bridgland Pass. Jared Kesteven Collection.
Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.
Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.
Carnes Peak from the top of Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.
Carnes Peak from the top of Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.
Skiing down the Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.
Skiing down the Phogg Glacier. Chris Perra Collection.

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