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

Elevation gain is about 650 meters

Car to car time will be about 4 hours


·  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

  • 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

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

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