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Moderate Winter Scramble - Grotto Mountain

This will be a good workout in winter when other peaks are too snowbound to summit. 

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: Easy/Moderate
Elevation: 2706 m
Elevation gain: 1425 m

Distance: 10 km  
Time: 5-8 hrs

More info:

Weather forecast:TBA

Trail conditions:TBA


  • Hiking boots (mandatory)
  • Crampons or microspikes (mandatory)
  • Gaiters
  • Hiking poles or ice axe
  • Proper seasonal wear (dress in layers, toque, gloves/mitts, wool socks)
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Headlamp
  • Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm
  • No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

Gear can be rented at 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.

Head west out of Calgary on the TransCanada highway # 1 to Canmore 106km (66.2 miles). Take the first Canmore exit off ramp, then head back east on the old 1A highway (left hand turn). You will see Grotto up to your left. A few kilometers down this road you will see a sign for "Indian Flats Road" and the Alpine Club of Canada. This is a left hand turn off the 1A, continue up to the Alpine Club lower parking lot. The trailhead starts a little bit back down the hill across from the Alpine Club maintenance area buildings.


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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  • Tyson

    Trevor says that this mountain is going to kill me. I plan on disproving him. The ridge traverse sounds wicked.

    January 29, 2012

  • Trevor B.


    January 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    if you put this on sunday, I can go :)

    January 26, 2012

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