People aren't likely to put Wasootch Ridge at the top of their wish list and they may feel wistful after reaching a summit that's encircled by taller mountains, but they should find the journey to the top satisfying.
Rating: Easy Scramble
Distance: 13 km
Elevation gain: 850 m
Time: 7 hrs
Trail conditions: TBD
- Hiking boots
- Micro spikes or crampons
- Hiking poles
- Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves)
- Lunch and drinks (warm tea, beer, baileys)
- Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sunscreen
Gear can be rented at MEC and 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.
Head west out of Calgary on the TransCanada highway # 1 to the Highway 40 Kananaskis Country turnoff (approx 60 km from the Canada Olympic Park intersection to the Highway 40 turnoff). Take the turnoff and head south on highway 40 for approx. 17+ km to the turnoff for Wasootch. The sign just says Wasootch and it is a left hand turn off the highway. Just a minute down the road you come to a large paved parking lot with the usual pit toilets. This the same parking lot for people going up the creek bed to climb on the Wasootch Slabs.
You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.