Hi fellow Peakbaggers (hey – we all have mountains we need to climb, right?),
Below you will find all information relating to Ontario’s Highest Point – Ishpatina Ridge. We first attempted this summit on March 20, 2015 and then made our second and successful attempt on May 17, 2015.
You can follow along on how the journey went, below. We will be updating this page with our progress including photos, GPS maps and files, reflections, and soon enough our webisode. How is our trip doing? Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube channel to find out.
Talk to you soon,
Check out the first Teaser Trailer from our upcoming episode.
Here are some images from our second attempt of Ishpatina Ridge
Here are some images from our first summit attempt of Ishpatina Ridge
On March 20 we went on our first summit attempt, Ontario’s Ishpatina Ridge. We found ourselves somewhere in the depths of Ontario’s Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. The weather forecast was 3/-18°C on Friday and -9/-16°C on Saturday. Thank goodness we brought multiple layers!
Maps and Coordinates
- Lat/Lon: 47° 19′ 1” N; 80° 44′ 56” W
- Dec/Deg: 47.316824, -80.748912
- UTM: 17T 518976E 5240403N
Google Map of our Second Trip
- Download the GPX file of our May 17/18 trip – up the summit.
- Download the GPX file of our May 17/18 trip – down the summit.
- Download the GPX file from Ontario High Points – we used this on our first and second summit attempts.
We used the inReach Explorer to both navigate our way to Ishpatina Ridge and share our location on a live map. Despite being out of cellular range, we were able to keep in constant contact with family and friends. The knowledge we could send a SOS with our location at any time gave us supreme confidence. Linking the inReach Explorer to our phones, and downloading topographical maps to our phones, provided us extremely accurate maps that helped us find our way.