Helen-Kate Ridge has the most spectacular scenery you will seen on any snowshoe trip. This ridge, situated between Helen and Katherine Lakes, is unnamed but shall be called Helen-Kate Ridge.
A good level of fitness is required as our pace is moderate-fast. Please be realistic about your abilities. You must be able to commit to the entire event.
Elevation: 2556 m
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 641 m
Time: 6.5 hours
- Hiking or winter boots
- Ski or hiking poles
- Proper seasonal clothing (dress in layers, toque, gloves, wool socks)
- Lunch and drinks (no Camelbaks or hydration bladders in winter)
- Sun glasses/SPF rated lip balm
- No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!
Snowshoes and hiking poles can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.
DRIVING AND DIRECTIONS:
We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.
28 kms north of Lake Louise junction on Icefields Parkway at Bow Summit.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have these for you.