Valentines Day Moonlight Scramble - Barrier Lookout

So, it's Valentine's Day.mmm So, it's a full moon. mmmm So it's been snowing quite a bit in K Country (reports of in excess of 60 cm, in some parts). And I don't know what condition Heart Mtn is in. 

Therefore I am going to change the venue to the lookout on Barrier Mtn as it is very straight forward with no technical challenges.

Barrier Lookout

http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Barrier-Lake-Lookout-near-Kananaskis-AB-1214

http://bobspirko.ca/OtherScrambles/KananaskisNorth/BarrierLookout/BarrierLookout.html


Elevation gain is about 650 meters

Car to car time will be about 4 hours

Gear:

·  Ski poles

·  Daypack (large enough for spare clothes, lunch & equipment, 30 litre minimum recommended)

· ·  Sunglasses and/or ski goggles

·  Thermos flask and/or water bottle (1 - 2 Liters)

·  Sun screen

·  Pocket knife

·  First Aid Kit

·  Emergency Bivy Sack

·  Lighter/Fire Starter

·  Head Lamp

·  ·  Crampons/Microspikes

Optional Equipment

·  Camera

·  Compass with clinometer

·  Clothing List

·  Synthetic or synthetic/wool blend underwear (top and bottom)

·  Warm pants (softshell, insulated, or fleece)

·  Warm shirt (not cotton)

·  Sweater or fleece jacket

·  Insulated jacket or vest

·  Waterproof jacket with hood (Gore-Tex or nylon)

·  Waterproof pants (Gore-Tex or nylon)

·  Socks (wool outer, synthetic blend liner)

·  Wool or fleece hat

·  Warm gloves and light glove liner

·  Gaiters

I will be carrying a short piece of rope as well.

Membership: You need to be a Member of the Calgary Scrambling and Mountaineering Club to come play with us.Please make your payment online (see the Membership button in the left column).

NOTE: If conditions change significantly over the next 2 weeks we will choose another destination instead.

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  • Tom

    Thanks all for an excellent evening. Full moon, warm temps and we managed to avoid (mostly) the wind.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • pedro r.

    nice meet!! wonderfuull moonlihgt! thanks tom and everybody!! happy valentine day we have!!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Andrew M

    Hi tom. I'm on the way. Passing SAIT. Hopefully just a few min late

    February 14, 2014

  • Robert

    Keep an Eye out for my Iphone 5 on Barrier Lookout, it fell off my belt, case and all on our Dec 31st NYE summit.. LOL it would simply amazing if you would stumble upon it. I did go back and summited solo on Jan 1st to look for it, but came back with no phone... LOL have a great time.. Would love to attend, but I am scheduled for Ice climbing Professor Falls early Saturday morning and then Ice climbing in Waterton on Sunday and Monday (camping Sunday night), so saving energy for the WI. Again... Have a great summit.. We did leave a bunch of firewood up there, so you can even have a fire in the pit if time permits and you are up to it...

    February 14, 2014

  • Kai

    Would have loved to do this, but ending up having work meetings this night. Joy

    February 13, 2014

  • Laurel A.

    I am now confirmed for working in Banff for next two days on a few sites and will not make it back to Canmore or points east in time :-(

    February 13, 2014

  • Tom

    Hey Robert, Up and back and only if conditions and weather are good, otherwise we will do something else.

    February 9, 2014

  • Robert

    Are you doing just Heart up and down or are you planning on doing the Cirque?

    February 8, 2014

  • Petra

    Did Heart today. it definitely requires GOOD microspikes and a helmet! it's a great scramble!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom...almost makes me not want to go skiing in BC for the whole weekend! Tehe! Have fun

    January 29, 2014

  • Andrew M

    I've haven't been able to do one of these moonlight scrambles yet and I'm looking forward to this one. Sounds like a neat experience.

    January 23, 2014

  • Rochelle D.

    Tom, is this open to beginners?

    January 23, 2014

  • Laurel A.

    Uh huh, I'll be in for this one. Good suggestion.

    January 18, 2014

  • Bert B

    Heart Mountain?

    January 7, 2014

    • Tom

      Good idea

      January 17, 2014

5 went

  • Tom
    Member 2015, President, RCA,AA2, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Andrew M
    Member 2015, RC1
  • Nadia
    Member 2015, RC2, A2
  • julie m.
    Member 2015, A2
  • pedro r.
    Member 2014 CR2

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