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D5- "Wasootch Peak" Winter Scramble

  • Apr 7, 2013 · 8:00 AM
  • McMahon Stadium

Wasootch Peak is an unofficial summit just across from Kananaskis Village. It is an easy scramble, but a difficult hike. If we don't get much snow there are options to do some moderate scrambling along the way.

Elevation gain: 900M

Distance: 5 km

Time:about 5-7 hrs on trail

We drive West on hwy #1 head South on hwy #40. We park on the side of the road about 200 M North of the Kananaskis Village/ Nakiska  Ski area junction.

Do your research of the trip before you sign up. This is steep hike with rocks and scree.

Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.

CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants.
Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas. Gas contributions for drivers to be equally divided among participants in each vehicle.

EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- Weather can change quickly -- sun, rain, snow, wind, hot, or cool -- BE PREPARED.

MANDATORY: - Sense of humor, 1-2 liters of water/Gatorade, snacks (energy food) layers (NO COTTON Shirts), Dress for winter, warm sturdy boots, sun glasses, personal first-aid kit, warm gloves, fleece hat, hiking poles, no jeans!.MICROSPIKES.

RECOMMENDED: -a camera, extra batteries, gaitors.
See you on the Trail!.

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  • Emilio S

    Thanks Rachel!...

    April 9, 2013

  • Rachel

    Brilliant pictures Emilio and everyone else, Now there's proof!

    April 9, 2013

  • sidney w.

    So many twists and turns led to this hike and eventually the submit. Remarkable thing is I had fun even though I still don't know what this mountain looks like.
    Thank You Darcy.

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought the freezing clouds were actually pretty fun:)

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Claude

    Great scramble and a great group Thanks Darcy for organizing

    April 7, 2013

  • Katalin

    Thank you Darcy for organizing. Awesome turnout despite the poor weather!! Met a great bunch of people and look forward to seeing everyone on the trail again.

    April 7, 2013

  • Rachel

    I'm still knackered! Thanks for a great day everyone

    April 7, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    What a great group to go scrambling with! Thanks everyone for going out. The weather was not on are side. The first challenge was leaving the city. #1 was closed. The trail conditions were good, just we could not see anything and there was strong windchill at the top.

    April 7, 2013

  • Deirdre

    Great hike/scramble! I had a lot of fun. Thanks for organizing Darcy.

    April 7, 2013

  • Bastian B.

    Awesome trail with some optional scrambling/climbing sections, visibility was pretty poor but can't do much about that one, still good fun trip. Great people/group...anytime again...

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to stay in Calgary today :-( Have Fun !!

    April 7, 2013

  • Vanessa G.

    Hey, I will try to find you guys at the trailhead!

    April 7, 2013

  • Kate

    Sorry, going skiing instead.

    April 6, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I'm hoping the extra organizers will help out extra. I'm letting a few people from Becky's trip join are's if they want. She cancelled her Yam Trip.

    April 6, 2013

    • Ken S.

      My cattle prod is charged up and ready to go

      April 6, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    The weather might get above freezing and there could be a fresh layer of snow on the ground. Microspikes or other traction needed.

    April 6, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I will open the trip up to 15 people. I have a few extra organizers to help keep track of everyone.

    April 6, 2013

  • patrick

    oooohh!i want to go
    hey you guys be safe while i'm gone"jokes"i will be thinking of you all and

    April 3, 2013

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