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Winter Hike! Mount Lady MacDonald

  • Feb 15, 2014 · 7:30 AM
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Winter Hike! Mount Lady MacDonald

Please read the entire posting, and answer ALL the questions before placing yourself on the list. We will be leaving the carpool location promptly at 7:30 AM.

I will go with slow to moderate pace with breaks to enjoy the view, take pictures...Please don't signup if you can not stay with the group. We will go up to the Tea House ( Reports suggest that Tea House has been demolished  in summer of 2013)  and assess snow on the slope leading to the ridge.

Distance: Approximately 8-10KM Return

Elevation Gain: About 900 M to Teahouse, 1250M to Ridge, 1300 M to Summit

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: From the Trans-Canada, take exit 91.  Turn left onto Bow Valley Trail and then left again onto Elk Run Blvd.  Park by the Cougar Creek lot.

Hiker requirements: You are fully prepared with proper gear (listed below) and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.  Good sense of humor and a desire to explore.

Gear requirements- Dress for winter

Icers absolutely Mandatory

Winter Jacket and warm hand gloves

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

Sturdy Hiking boots

Gaiters

Snow pants

Hiking poles

Extra Snacks and/or Packed Lunch

Sunscreen/Sunglasses

Headlamp

Personal First Aid Kit

Camera

 

Suggested passenger fare/costs:

$15 for gas per person and in cash to your driver.

If the weather doesn't cooperate we will go somewhere else. 

 

*Disclaimer: You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being.  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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  • Elissa-Shaye

    Great hike. Nice meeting everyone!

    February 18, 2014

  • Imad B.

    Great hike. Flabbergasting views. Thanks for organizing Atash!!!

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Atash

      Thanks for the company and awesome pictures.

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • Atash

    It was an awesome hike ..Made almost it to the false summit, may be last 10 meter was a bit scratchy so decided to return but enjoyed companies of hikers and Scenery

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello, a question .. icers are crampons or microspikers? thanks!

    February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      http://kahtoola.com/p...­ These would be what you are looking for.

      1 · February 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oki doki, is what I have

      1 · February 14, 2014

  • Atash

    For the all the hikers, icers / microspikes are mandatory. I will check for them before starting the hike. I have done lady Mac in winter and you will need them. Also hiking poles.

    February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great choice. I want to do this one as well but think I will wait until spring so I can attempt the ridge!

    1 · February 9, 2014

    • Atash

      I have always wanted complete the ridge

      February 10, 2014

  • Imad B.

    I may drive directly to the trailhead and meet you guys there.

    February 9, 2014

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