Zombie Peak / Moderate Scramble. (Appropriate Attire Required).

Please carefully read the gear requirements and trip difficulty ratings. It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates, changes or cancellations before the trip. Gear checks will be conducted at the meet up location. Failure to have the required gear will result in the participant not attending the trip. Participants will also need to answer all the questions regarding this trip before I decide who attends.

An automatic waiting list has been created for this trip. Participants will be selected based on experience scrambling moderate to difficult scrambles. Participants must be punctual and have a good RSVP history. Which means they do not constantly change their RSVP statuses, are not regularly late and do not back out last minute. To put it simply, I decide who goes on this trip regardless of who signs up first.

Make sure that you have paid for a 2013 membership with the CSMC. Payment can be made online or at the meeting location. Waivers are mandatory for every trip and can be printed online or filled out at the meeting location. Cost for membership with the CSMC is $20 for 2013. Be sure to also bring extra money for car pooling costs.


Zombie Peak is located 20 kilometers north of Mount Alymer in the Ghost Wilderness area. Along with a full moon and Halloween closing in, I figured this would be a fitting peak to attempt. It will be a multi day trip and the plan is to car camp along the forestry road north of the peak and make an attempt on either Saturday or Sunday. The approach to the summit will be in around 10 kilometers. There is next to no information regarding this peak and this will be exploration trip. Based on a photo and topographical map I have studied, I believe that this will be a easy to moderate scramble. The drive into the area will be approximately four hours and a 4by4 high clearance vehicle will be required. For reference and location, a search of this peak can be done by going to Google maps and searching "Zombie Peak Alberta". Feel free to get into the spirit and dress like a zombie. Keeping in mind that it will be cold and you will need to dress properly. LOL!

Group size: 8

Route: North slopes.
Difficulty: Moderate in dry conditions. Snow, ice, wind, etc, will greatly increase the difficulty of the trip. (Moderate scrambling will involve hands on scrambling on terrain that may be exposed and a fall could result in injury or death.
Altitude: 2778 Meters

Estimated trip time (Car to car):
(Please note that times listed above are only estimations. Trip could be longer or shorter depending on conditions of terrain, weather and group.)

Mandatory gear:

Mountaineering axe and knowledge of its use, hiking boots (Not shoes), helmet, micro spikes, warm clothes and gloves, shell jacket, pants and gloves, balaclava, personal first aid kid and emergency blanket or bivy bag, food and water, headlamp, bear spray, NO COTTON CLOTHES OR GEAR.

Gear recommended:

Camera, hiking poles.

Possible Hazards:

Rock fall, exposure (Not the naked kind), yogi bear, snow or ice, my sense of humor, high winds.

Expect this trip to be a moderate pace. Should there be good weather, expect quick stops for pictures and an extended break on the summit.

Mountain information:

http://bivouac.com/MtnPg.asp?MtnId=10998

Mountain weather forecast:

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Cascade-Mountain/forecasts/2998

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me at[masked]


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  • Brandon B

    What she said! Great trip. Definitely in my top ten of favorite sunrise summits!

    October 21, 2013

  • Heath I.

    A well deserved 1st ascent with a topnotch crew

    October 21, 2013

  • Veronica

    Awesome trip! Every muscle in my body is in some sort of pain this afternoon but totally worth it.

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Brandon B

    Thanks.

    October 18, 2013

  • Carol

    Really sorry I have to drop off this trip. We had an emergency at work and I need to come in this weekend. Hope you have an amazing time.

    October 18, 2013

  • Brandon B

    Who else has a water filter or purification drops, tablets, etc? I may just bring pristine drops. Heath what do you prefer?

    October 17, 2013

    • Heath I.

      I will bring my filter

      October 18, 2013

    • Veronica

      I have aquatabs. With the water up there though I'm sure it would be fine just straight from a stream but hey you never know where we'll end up.

      October 18, 2013

  • Brandon B

    Does anyone have a vehicle that has high clearance and can drive down forestry roads? I have a Tacoma and can take four people with gear. We will definitely need another as we will have more than that. I am also thinking about doing this trip as a backpacking trip. Therefore, everyone must have gear for backpacking. Some gear such as stoves and tent can be communal.

    October 7, 2013

    • Carol

      If my boyfriend Kyle comes along (I think he is) we should be able to take a couple of extra people in the Audi Allroad. Otherwise I'll be panning for a seat in someone else's car. Will let you know!

      October 11, 2013

    • Lori

      Have fun you guys!!! I looked at this one ;)) you guys are too hardcore!!! Gonna be fun.

      October 18, 2013

  • Heath I.

    I will bring my stove and stuff, just in case

    October 17, 2013

  • Brandon B

    Hi Carol, I can pick you up at 5:45am in Inglewood. Please email or text me your address. Heath, do you have a spare stove and fuel that you can bring for the trip. Do you ladies need pots or any other food related items?

    October 17, 2013

    • Veronica

      I believe I'm good. I have a pot and dishware/cutlery.

      October 17, 2013

  • Carol

    Lads, do either of you have an extra stove? Veronica and I need one. Also I live in Inglewood and have no car - where is the best place to carpool from? Can catch a train anywhere (Sunalta where Veronica lives?), given the start-time later would be better.

    October 17, 2013

  • Heath I.

    I have a MSR whisperlite stove, pots, water filter, and a mtn hardware 2 (but very cosy) person tent. But only a van.

    October 7, 2013

  • Veronica

    Hi everyone! I've been hiking with Slow & Steady hiking group but am slowly getting into mountaineering. I'm a strong hiker and have done peaks 1100+ m. I've done a few scrambles, but succeeded very well with technique. I would love to join you for this weekend. Please let me know if I can!

    October 5, 2013

  • Carol

    Zombie Peak in Ghost Wilderness...what's not to like? I'm a slightly slower hiker (but consistent). If this is Ok I'd love to come along.

    September 27, 2013

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