Scramble! Eiffel Peak

  • August 3, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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Please read the entire posting before RSVP'ing to be sure this hike/scramble is appropriate for you. We will be leaving the carpool location promptly at 7:15 AM.

Distance: Approximately 10.6 km return

Elevation Gain: 1230 m

Estimated trip time: About 6 - 8 hours plus driving time.  Please note that duration is approximate, always expect the unexpected and come prepared.  Please do not make plans that require a rush to return to the city.

Trailhead: The trailhead is at the Moraine Lake parking lot at Lake Louise.

Difficulty: Rated as a moderate Scramble in Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Hiker requirements: Healthy enough to complete the hike in its entirety, good sense of humour and a desire to explore. I have never done this hike before but my research says this is an easy to moderate scramble. The ridge is relatively easy and straightforward. An average level of fitness is required for our moderate pace. Please be realistic about your abilities and gauge them appropriately. Please do keep in mind that I am not a professional guide.

Suggested Gear requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather (be prepared for anything)

Rock Helmet (This is mandatory and can be rented at MEC or the U of C Outdoor Center)

Bear Spray

Water (I'd suggest a minimum of 2L)

Sturdy Hiking boots

Hiking poles

Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch (This will be a long day, ensure you have enough sustenance for yourself)

Sunscreen/SPF Lipbalm/Sunglasses

Headlamp (with extra batteries)

 

If we complete in good time perhaps we can stop in Banff on the way back for a well deserved dinner!


Suggested passenger fare/costs: $15-$20 for gas per person and in cash to your driver.  About $6-7 each for vehicles that don't already have a National Parks Pass (depending on number of passengers).  If you do have one, please do bring it along!

 

As with all my hikes, I will reschedule the event if weather is unfavourable or if an unforeseen conflict arises.

 

*Disclaimer: by attending this meetup, you agree that there are risks associated with the aforementioned activity, and you will in no way hold the organizer or this meetup group responsible for any accident or injury that may occur.










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  • mathieu

    August 5, 2013

  • Brian

    My apologies for those on the waitlist that didn't get notified with sufficient time. It's unfortunate that people signup and bail last minute. On future hikes I will be manually putting people who have a tendency to no show/drop off last minute onto the wait list to further avoid this situation.

    August 2, 2013

    • Dennis C.

      Sorry Brian, i didn't get the notice till this morning. Hope to join you guys next time.

      August 3, 2013

  • Arta R.

    I'm doing this hike on Monday. I have 2 friends coming with me but there is that minimum 6 people rule for this hike. If I can get 3 more people coming that'll be great so we don't have to join random groups on the trail.
    Sorry Brian for using the site this way :)

    August 3, 2013

    • Brian

      No worries Arta! This scramble was fantastic! The min. is 4 peeps but I wouldn't even worry about it. The trail up to Larch Valley was quite busy. Make sure you get to Morraine Lake parking lot by 10:00 as it was practically full already when we got there today at 9:45

      August 3, 2013

    • Arta R.

      O awesome :) I got that min 6 from a site. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be there before 10!

      August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry got on the hike to late. Can' t come.

    August 3, 2013

  • Malu C.

    sorry folks. Had a hard hard week and had to go to work on my day off so feeling like I need a rest and not a massive scramble. Next time!

    August 2, 2013

  • Inna

    I am out too, getting over a cold and want to take it easy this weekend. Have fun!

    August 2, 2013

  • mathieu

    I would join but RSVP is closed. Let me know if I can take a spot...

    August 2, 2013

  • Simon

    And the injury list grows: Wonky back that isn't ready yet. Sorry, I'll be there next time.

    August 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry. just had to cancel. coming down with a cold :(

    August 2, 2013

  • Wayne

    Hey lame my ankle is a bit sore so i think i'm going to find an easy hike instead of a scramble. Have fun!

    August 1, 2013

  • Babak J.

    I would like to attend "Scramble! Eiffel Peak". What should I do?

    July 28, 2013

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