Moderate/Difficult Scramble - Waterfalls and Wildflowers Part 2

We shall do a triple header based on Peter's choice, Mount Niblock, Mount Whyte and Devil's thumb.  With this scramble we will take in everything Lake Louise has to offer, pass by Lake Agnes Tea House, have a view of lake Louise, pass by Plain of 6 Glaciers, be as high up as Abbot Hut!

 

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/Difficult Scramble

Distance: 18.6 km
Elevation gain: 1350 m
Time: 9-11 hrs

 

More info:

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page.php?id=niblock-whyte-devils-thumb&page=1

http://bobspirko.ca/LakeLouise/MtNiblock/MtNiblock.html

 

Weather forecast: Looks perfect!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/canada/alberta/lake-louise


Trail conditions: TBD

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Hiking boots
  • Headlamp
  • Hiking poles
  • Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • 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.

We will meet at main parking lot washroom at Lake Louise.

 

WAIVER:

You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.

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  • Trevor B.

    The weather looks great for Lake Louise tomorrow, this will be great!

    July 12, 2013

  • Ian C.

    Work is encroaching on play time....won't be able to make his one.

    July 12, 2013

  • Sheila

    Hi Trevor the links describe this as Fitness/Hard and Technicality/Advanced, have you done this hike/scramble before? I'm in average fitness and I just want to be "realistic" about what I'm capable of, thoughts?

    July 10, 2013

    • Sheila

      I'm bowing out of this one due to this silly injury…looks like there's someone on the wait list…please hook him up!

      July 11, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      Nope, there are enough people already:)

      1 · July 11, 2013

  • isaiah

    I really like to go what kind of equitment you need for it

    July 9, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      If you have to ask this, it is above your skill level.

      July 10, 2013

  • Jessica D.

    Mike's parents are in from Florida i totally forgot!!!:( I hope you guys have an amazing time!see you guys soon!!

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, that looks awesome!! Looking fwd Sat :)

    July 8, 2013

  • Giom

    Hi Trevor,
    Do you know how long will the hike/scramble be? And what about the elevation gain? I'm wondering if I can sustain a moderately fast pace, I don't have a big experience of scrambling but I should be able to walk for 6 hours! And I would love to go up a mountain so I want to join
    Thanks

    July 4, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      Event is updated, expect 10 hours

      July 8, 2013

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