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Introduction to Scrambling - Mt. Yamnuska

Due to the road closure we will simply go to Mt. Yam and do the loop. It will be a lovely day. The trip to Lawrence Grassi will go back on the list when there is road access.


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.

Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. You cancel in less than 48 hours without a “really juicy story” (involving flying monkeys or UFO abduction) at your peril; I may not take you on my future trips. This is not a dating service; either you’re committed or you’re not. Be courteous to those waiting to attend.
If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a "no show".

Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.

Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.

Participation: The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria. Hey! It’s my trip.

My cell phone is 869-6550. I drive a Silver Rav4 (but I’m not a soccer mom).

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting in February 2013. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.

Day Hike/Scramble Difficulty Rating (clickable): D5. The difficulty scale is more logarithmic than linear.
Roundtrip Time: 6 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)
Height gain: 900m (Calgary Tower is 191m high)

Straightforward counterclockwise traverse of Yam. Trail all the way. Chain section to traverse a difficult step.

This is an easy scramble. An average level of fitness is required but our pace is moderate-slow. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you. I don’t want to “Waste My Time in the Canadian Rockies.”

Bushwhacking and Off-trail: With many of my trips there is a good likelihood of bushwhacking and off-trail and that naturally means some route-finding. I tend to get off the beaten track and try to avoid “tourist” routes. If you want the tourist route, you’re on the wrong trip. You are warned. Don’t be surprised.

Dogs: No.

Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie Stn. From Hwy 1 westbound to Hwy 1X (Seebe turn off), north to Hwy 1A, north to Yamnuska parking area.

Weather forecast: unknown
Trail conditions: unknown

Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).

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. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.

EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory – poles, sense of humour, lunch, at least 2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
Recommended - camera.



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  • Tess

    Thanks to a great group (and a later start ;) ). Gorgeous, fun, and a reminder of why the mountains are essential

    July 8, 2013

  • Rob

    So, with the insane crowds at Yam today, we decided to slip over to Doorjamb/Loder Peak. While we didn't have the place to ourselves, it was pretty quiet out there. Great views, great company, and great weather! Cheers.

    July 7, 2013

  • Morgan

    Slabs, sunshine, and cold treats apres-hike...perfect day in the mountains.

    July 7, 2013

  • Josh

    I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was off the waiting list until this morning. I'm climbing at lake Louise today already.

    July 7, 2013

  • Aveek C.

    I am a new member in this group CORA. I am interested in joining you guys for tomorrow's Yamnuska Scrambling trip... Is there space for me ?

    July 6, 2013

    • Aveek C.

      I have skiing poles. They are are big ones...Is it suitable for scrambling ?

      July 6, 2013

    • Rob

      Ski poles will be fine for today's trip.

      July 7, 2013

  • Aveek C.

    Is there anybody who can lend me a pair of hiking poles ?

    July 6, 2013

  • Hiroaki T.

    Hi. Is there anybody lending me a pair of hiking pole,,,?

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to pass.

    July 6, 2013

    • Rob

      No problem. I already removed you from this trip. In the future, you can simply remove yourself from the trip. Have a good weekend.

      July 6, 2013

    • Aveek C.

      Hi Rob , I am a new member in this group CORA. I am interested in joining you guys for tomorrow's Yamnuska Scrambling trip... Is there space for me ?

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No time at present, plus I don't think there is full access yet after floods....could be wrong.

    July 6, 2013

  • Tony

    Sorry, I'll miss this one. Something came up. Have a great time! See you soon.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I have a car and willing to drive. I am relatively new to scrambling but a very experienced hiker. I have scrambled before in Costa Rica. New to the area and would love to really get into it.

    July 3, 2013

  • Rob

    Postponed for two weeks due to roads and weather.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Garry S.

    I'm thinking this will need to be cancelled unless we get airlifted to the trailhead!

    June 21, 2013

  • Ange

    Unfortunately, I am in agreeance with James. What a disaster! I hope everyone stays safe and sound....

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With the extreme weather in Canmore at this point I've decided I won't go on this hike. I certainly do hope the flooding lets up soon, for the sake of everyone affected.

    June 20, 2013

  • Tony

    What difficulty level is this hike estimated to be? Is the moderate scramble expected to be similar to the scramble by Highwood Pass this past Sunday?

    June 18, 2013

  • Paul

    Sorry I can go. Hope you guys have a great day.

    June 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can take three others if needed.

    June 11, 2013

  • Bob C.

    I won't be able to make this trip, sorry for any inconvenience.

    June 10, 2013

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