D5 plus, because of snowy conditions, Mt. Allan via Centennial ridge

CORA MEMBER 2013 only. You must pay online.

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This is the highest maintained trails in Canada. This is a great ridge walk.

Do your own research.

EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY ON THIS TRIP. There will be some easy scrambling.

Please answer the questions:

Distance: 14.6 km or longer

Elevation 1334 m

Time: About 8-9 hours

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.

Note: This is a big day 1334 m elevation gain is a lot to cover in a day. I may take an alternative ridge down from Mt. Allan involving a bit of bush whacking. If we do this we will end up dropping down onto the Ribbon Creek trail and making a bit of a loop.

Speed: We will travel at a slow/moderate pace.

We start at the Ribbon Creek parking lot: down Hwy #40

TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event I will bring the form . Yearly membership fee is $20. Please read the Rules of Conduct if you have not already.

Risks: Bears and other wildlife, falling, weather, snowy icey terrain.

PACKING LIST:

Here is the essential items packing list for this trip. This packing list is intended to keep you safe and comfortable on the trail and prepare you for possible situations:

- Microspikes, there is snow and ice.

- sunglasses

- proper hiking footwear    (Waterproof hiking boots only. No sneakers, sandals, or flip flops, they can cause blisters, punctures and sprains) might want winter boots.

- First Aid Kit (Please include treatment for blisters, small wounds, and sprains.   Please put any medical information such as allergies, conditions and emergency contacts in your kit.)

- Athletic, quick dry clothing (polyester, nylon or wool) -    no cotton, it doesn't dry fast enough and can lead to blisters or, in the worst case scenario, hypothermia - yes it happens in the summer too!

- Rain coat and rain pants (you never know, the forecast isn't always right!)

- A warm layer (sweater, fleece...)

- Lunch and snacks

- a flashlight or headlamp (I don't plan to be stuck on the trail in the dark, but it can happen and we don't want to be stuck out overnight because a group member forgot to bring a light source.)

- Water    (at least 2-3 litres)

- Cash to pay driver for gas (if not driving yourself) - about $10 at the discretion of the driver

Highly recommended: hiking poles, gaiters and Camera

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  • Tom

    Great hike. Big thanks to Cathrine for wonderful cake.

    October 27, 2013

  • Liliana C.

    Thank you Darcy. Great hike. Good training for winter conditions. Wonderful group! Thx Catherin for the delicious cake. Yummy!!!
    I was good to hike with all of you.

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • Cathrine M, A.

    A very enjoyable day! It was so nice to get together with all of you!

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • Carol

    Photos look amazing! Looks like it was a great day, I feel bad for wussing out now! Darcy, you did well. :)

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • sakina

      Carol, these pictures are from yesterday. Emilio just wanted to share it with everyone. We decided to do the trip on our own yesterday.

      October 27, 2013

  • sakina

    Just finished mount Allan. It was a beautiful day with no snow in the trail until the very top. Very windy at the summit but otherwise a perfect day. I hope you guys have a great day tomorrow .

    3 · October 26, 2013

    • Emilio S

      ...and enjoy it the photos, guys!!

      October 27, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    I still plan on going, I will make it a group decision at parking lot. It's raining here now. I think I have Steve's # to call and let him know. Laura can call.

    October 27, 2013

  • Cathrine M, A.

    My concern is that the roads will be bad this morning. Currently three degrees and light rain in Kananaskis, going down to -1 and snow... black ice.

    1 · October 27, 2013

    • Tom

      Yes, it will be/ is rough driving.

      October 27, 2013

  • Andrew M

    Darcy is this trip still a go? I see many mountain trips have been cancelled for tomorrow.

    October 26, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    We can stop at the Petro Can around 7:30 am I think Steve will be there,

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Laura

    is it still possible to join? Another hike has been cancelled so I would like to join you:)

    October 26, 2013

    • Laura

      ok..i will do that

      October 26, 2013

    • Laura

      could you pick me from petro canada (close to cochrane)? And what time?

      October 26, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    We will most likely make this a shorter trip. We should make the Olympic summit and make a decision.

    October 26, 2013

  • Cathrine M, A.

    As long as we get out there, the snow's not supposed to fall until mid morning, and end mid-afternoon. Should be a beautiful day!

    October 26, 2013

  • Tom

    Latest calls for 17cm of snow! Almost snow shoe or ski territory!

    Weather changing and getting colder as day progresses, from -6 to -11.

    October 26, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    We are expecting at least 10 cm of fresh snow and temp around -12 c. Welcome to Winter!!

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Darcy K.

    For those who are double booked on trips please pick one trip please.

    October 26, 2013

  • Tom

    Paid my fees .... was going to hike tomorrow, but rather go with people. Weather looks great, nice little storm.

    October 25, 2013

  • Cathrine M, A.

    Can't wait to see you all on Sunday!

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Carol

    Sorry just saw the forecast for Sunday, not ready for winter hiking yet! Have an amazing day

    October 25, 2013

  • Cathrine M, A.

    Cake!

    October 22, 2013

    • Darcy K.

      Cake is always welcome.

      October 25, 2013

  • sakina

    October 24, 2013

  • steve

    anyone want to meet at the petrocan by the cochrane turn off

    October 23, 2013

  • RobK

    I'm have to go to California for motocross so I wont be able to attend this rad hike... you guys are going to have a blast... see ya Dnox on the next one!

    October 23, 2013

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