This year I plan on making it to the real summit of Pigeon Mt. But if we get avalanche conditions or super winds like last year we will go to the south peak.
It will be a snowshoe or winter scramble/ hike if we don't get to much snow.
Total distance: 15.4 km
Estimated Time: 6-7 hrs + driving
Elevation Gain: 990m Max Elevation: 2400 m.
This trip is not for beginners.
The trailhead is 85 km west of Calgary on Hwy 1. At Dead Man Flats follow the signs to Alpine Resort At final bend turn right to the Pigeon Mt. trailhead.
Rules of Conduct : By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event if you are not a paid member. The membership form can be downloaded here. 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. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.
TRANSPORT: 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, wind, hot, or cool -- BE PREPARED. MANDATORY: - Sense of humour, 1-2 liters of water/Gatorade, lunch/snacks (energy food) layers (NO COTTON Shirts), Dress for winter, warm sturdy boots, snow-shoes, sun glasses, whistle, personal first-aid kit, extra socks, warm gloves, fleece hat, hiking poles, no jeans!.
RECOMMENDED: -a camera, extra batteries, gaitors, microspikes,yaktraks. See you on the Trail!.