Ptarmigan Peak is a long day, moderate scramble in Skoki. I plan on hiking in the approach and doing the peak and back out in one day.
2014 MEMBERS ONLY. You must pay online before you can go.
I will bring as many as 8 people. Everyone will go on wait list to start with. You must answer my questions, they do not show up when using a smart phone.
After driving to Lake Louise, we head towards the Lake Louise ski area parking at the Fish Creek parking area. We then have to hike the gravel Temple fire road heading past the Halfway Hut. We ascend the South facing slope of Ptarmigan Peak. There is some moderate scrambling with some exposure before the summit. There will still be snow up there. Be warned.
Ptarmigan peak is described in Alan Kane's Scrambling book.
This trip is not for beginners. It will be a big day.
The Organizer is not a licensed guide. Just an experienced hiker willing to share his time.
• Do your research of the trip before you sign up. I HAVE NEVER BEEN HERE BEFORE. The organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip.
Distance: 21.4 km
Elevation gain: 1360 M
Driving time: 2 hrs plus, one way
On trail: 9- 11 hrs
Hazards: Exposure, possible rockfall, bears, weather, ticks. Slipping on snow and ice is always a possibility.
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.
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: -Climbing Helmet, Ice Axe, Microspikes, sense of humor, 2-3 liters of water, snacks (energy food) layers (NO COTTON Shirts), Dress for spring, waterproof boots, sun glasses, personal first-aid kit, warm gloves, fleece hat, hiking poles, no jeans!.
RECOMMENDED: -a camera, extra batteries, gaiters, sunscreen, bear spray.
See you on the Trail!.