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Mt. Lipsett - Easy Scramble

After enjoying a very pleasant stroll along Grizzly Ridge this past Saturday I am going to head just south of the Highwood Pass and go for a relaxed stroll up Mt. Lipsett. 

The traditional route starts about 7.5 Kms South of the Mt. Lipsett Day Use area. As the road is closed at the Lipsett Day Use area my plan is to park there and then work our way up what looks like an easy slope to the Lipsett/Mist Col and then to the summit. 

The view from Grizzly Ridge (picture to follow), looks quite straightforward and I don't anticipate any difficulties (there will be some bushwacking)

Elevation gain: about 700 Meters

Car to car: About 10 Km

Car to car: 5 to 7 hours 

Gear: Come prepared for winter (toque, gloves/mitts, warm clothes, down jacket if you have one). All you need to do is look at the pictures from the other club trips this weekend to give you an idea of what things might be like.

You should also come prepared to deal with WIND

Also bring your camera for if the weather gods treat us well the views will be stunning with the snow, fall colors and golden larches!!

Finally, it's best not to make plans for the evening as we may not get back to Calgary in time (i.e. we may stop for food, drink and the opportunity to swap lies about mountain adventures past and dreams of ones to come.)

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  • Jonathan P.

    great day out! nice view from ontop south baldy.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • Carl V M

    The weather was poor at Highwood Pass and the north approach to Mt Lipsett did not look attractive, so we drove back to the better weather and dry mountains at the north end of Hwy 40. We walked up the trail to Baldy Pass and then the ridge to the south peak of Mt Baldy. No snow, some wind, much better weather. I think that everyone was happy with our change objective.

    September 29, 2013

  • casey

    looks like I wont be able to make it for the scramble tomorrow :( I did however find this if anyone is interested .. have fun guys , it looks beautiful.

    September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it tomorrow, had the notice too late this time :(... Enjoy the hike !!!

    September 27, 2013

  • Lori

    I've gone ahead with plan B for Saturday and now see a spot just opened up :(- oh well. Look forward to Wednesday.

    September 27, 2013

  • casey

    Thanks Tom, hoping for good weather! see you soon! :)

    September 25, 2013

  • Michael J.

    Pardon my query as follows - where did you get this info from: "As the road is closed at the Lipsett Day Use area." Do you mind sharing the link?

    My thanks, Mike.

    September 24, 2013

  • Laura

    are you going by cars? And is it possible to join if I have noot done scrambling before? I have done wquite a lot of hiking and rock climbing.

    September 23, 2013

  • Gerry R.

    The website still says road closed at Lost Mountain Lookout pullout which is 3-4K from the Lipsett /Mist Creek trailhead. Sometimes the website is not updated right away.

    September 23, 2013

    • Gerry R.

      Sure is. It's in the Storm Mountain Area heading south.

      September 23, 2013

    • Tom

      Yes but th

      September 23, 2013

  • Alex J.

    Tom - can you get as far as Lipsett from the south on HWY40?

    September 23, 2013

    • Tom

      Sorry I misread your question. You have to come in from the nortb

      September 23, 2013

  • Tom

    Yes. The road is open to the Lipsett Day Use area

    September 23, 2013

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