This popular hike is described in Daffern's "Kananaskis Trail Guide" vol 1, page 88.
The route to the ridge crest is 3.5 km, elevation 436 meters.
There are more trails beyond the ridge: 3 trails lead down the other side, into the beautiful CMC Valley, and further to Mount Wendell. A scramble trail leads up and over Yamnuska's big rock massif. I have been on each of those routes before. But this time, we won't be taking any of these: we're just going to the crest.
You will need lunch and water, traction (icers or spikes) and gators, and warm layers for winter conditions.
Our carpool location is the Southland LRT parking lot. However if you need to meet us in another location, send me a note and we'll see what we can arrange. Please don't RSVP with "guests" -- please everybody who wants to come should sign in themselves.
The carpool will leave at 8:00 am, and get to the trail head parking lot around 9:30 am.
I like to keep an easy, relaxed pace, and I'd rather enjoy the views than walk past them. If you like, you should bring your camera. But although snapshots are great, photographs take too much time for a group hike.