D5.5: Cirque Peak

  • August 9, 2014 · 7:00 AM
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If you are new to CORA and never hiked with us before, please read the description carefully.We admit paid members only. And there are two options: Either purchasing annual membership ($20) which lasts until the next AGM, or casual hiker's fee ($5) that is valid for one outing. Payments are done online, the blue link on the left (Smart phones/i-phones don't have this app, so it must be done on PC/MAC)


Where: Icefields (Banff NP)

Group Size: 10

Difficulty: Easy Scramble

Skill: Average level of fitness is required

Distance: 14 km (roundtrip)

Height Gain: 1052 meters

Pace: Slow on ascent; moderate-fast on descent

Hiking Time: 7 hours est. 

Environmental Hazards: Bears, wind chills, altitude. 

Basic Gear: 3 season hiking gear (backpack, waterproof hiking boots, poles, gaiters, windstopping shell layers, microspikes, rain coat, food and snacks, 2 litres of water, toque/beanie, gloves), camera, headlamp, sunglasses, first aid kit. 

Technical Gear: None

• Jeans, casual shoes, runners, and cotton garments are absolutely prohibited! 

Trip etiquette: CORA trips start at the trailhead. Be nice to plants and animals. Flatter your organizer. Provide some gas $$ to your driver by the end of the trip. Oh, and by joining this trip, you are bound to CORA Rules of Conduct. You'll also be expected to read and sign a trip waiver. 

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  • Kurtis

    What a great trip, thanks for organising Ugur! I guess that black bear the ranger warned us about hitched a ride back to town.

    August 11

  • Anne

    Great day with a great group!

    August 10

  • Ugur

    FYI: On the way back, we saw a Black Bear just a few hundred meters before Calaway Park on a highway ditch. This is the first time I saw a bear this close to the city.

    August 9

  • Ugur

    Stellar day with great group! This has got to be one of the best scrambles in that area! Thanks everyone.

    August 9

  • Pam

    Really enjoying these Banff/Lake Louise area hikes! Thanks, Ugur and the other organizers for all you do to get us out to enjoy great views, and the chance to meet other outdoor lovers. It was another really beautiful day!

    August 9

  • Leanne

    Hi! So happy I got in the list for this one, is there space for one more in the carpool? I would gladly help with gas!

    August 8

  • Pam

    I can drive in your place, Kurtis, if needed. Glad you're joining us as warm up for Sunday!

    August 6

    • Kurtis

      Thanks, Pam. It looks like there are enough drivers to get nine people home.

      August 6

  • Kurtis

    I know I said I could drive, but I can only do that one way because I'm going to stay at Mosquito Creek. Do you still have enough drivers?

    August 6

  • Tolou B.


    My parents are in town and they are both mountain climbers and would like to join for this hike. I was not able to add them as gusts to my RSVP. Please confirm if they can come too.


    July 28

    • Ugur

      Hi Tolou, I'd allow them if you/they can pay their guest fees here on meetup (Including yours, additionally contingent on the amount of people coming (I won't be taking more than 10 people in this trip). I'm also assuming that you'd like to participate as a guest, right? Or do you wish to become a full member?. Either way, for more information about the fees, please refer to the trip description written above, then get back to me on your plans.

      July 29

8 went

  • Ugur
    VP Safety, Organizer 2015, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Anne
    member 2014
  • Kurtis
    Organizer, Member 2015, Assistant Organizer
  • Eugene
    member 2014
  • Gaston G.
    Member 2015
  • Pam
    Organizer 2015, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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