Moderate Snowshoeing - Helen-Kate Ridge

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.

Rating: Moderate

Elevation: 2556 m
Distance: 10 km
Elevation gain: 641 m
Time: 6.5 hours

Additional Info:



  • Snowshoes
  • Hiking or winter boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ski or hiking poles
  • Headlamp
  • 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.

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.

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  • Trevor B.

    Everyone bring a swimsuit, you will need a soak in the hot springs after..

    February 22, 2013

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