Cory Mountain Scramble
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Event Type: T4/O4/S6 Hike Trail Rating System
Event Location: Banff
Event Duration: 6-9 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating: T4/O4/S6: Difficult - strenuous
Who's Invited: Members only
Distance: 13-15 km
Elevation Gain: 950 m
The Cory Pass Trail and the Edith Pass Trail located in the Banff National Park combine for one of the more difficult and more visual rewarding hiking adventures when exploring the Rocky Mountains in Alberta Canada. There are views of mountain vistas, mountain ranges, valleys of wildflowers, glaciers, wildlife, alpine lakes and plenty of time to reflect. Spell binding!
Together, the Cory and Edith Pass Trails form an uphill 13 kilometre loop route exploring through mid mountain forests and alpine valleys, up and over mountain ridges and rocky cliffs and navigating switchbacks over rock slides and shale slopes of Banff National Park.
Items to Bring:
· Parch Repellant - minimum of 3-4 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
· Proper hiking boots
· Dress in layers - you'll warm up & cool down quickly. Weather can change quickly BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow, wind, and BUGS!!!
· Bear spray
· First Aid kit
· $20 cash for gas per person, paid to your driver at the end of the day.
Mandatory Rock Helmet
· Hiking poles
· Camera, sun screen, cookies ;D
Event Directions: The parking lot at the trail head has been washed out so we will plan to shuttle ourselves to the trail head. We will be carpooling from Calgary together.
WAIVERS: Your written consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form to the Calgary Meetup location.
Your Hosts are volunteers and not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current physical condition, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip and you are responsible for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.
Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning. Your participation is at the discretion of your Event Host.