Mount Whymper scramble - Difficult - S6

  • August 18, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Mount Whymper scramble S6

No Beginners

Distance: 10 km (Round Trip)

Difficulty: Difficult, not kidding!

Elev. gain: 1250 meters

Time required: 8-10 hours

Directions: Highway 93 South.

Hike Description: Nice scramble, lot of fun, difficult!

If I remember correctly, there is about 250m offtrail and about 1000m of elevation of scramble! There are no trails!

No Guests everyone must sign-up.

You'll be placed on a waiting list until approval from your event hosts.

Please, answer all questions. I will NOT procceed in order and only pick qualified persons.

Trip will have a limit of participants!

Gear Requirements:
Dress appropriately for the weather - warm clothing/layers - no cotton, no jeans
Hiking boots
Hiking poles if you need.
Bear Spray

Rock Helmet is mandatory.

Extra Snacks and Packed Lunch
Minimum 3l Water
Camera (optional)
Pack garbage out

Suggested passenger commuting costs: $25.00 for gas per person and in cash.

Park pass.

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility 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.

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  • sakina

    I want to start by thanking everyone for the support and specially I want to thank Jerome for the outstanding leadership. It was definitely a challenging trio but I learned a lot from it. I learned that no matter how difficult the situation is one should never give up. Regardless of how challenging this trip was, I am still happy to be able to share it with everyone.

    August 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice pictures! Thank you guys!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Laurel A.

    One big benefit to challenging routes is the dialogue that comes out of it. Marko Stavric is a long-term scrambler in our outdoor community. He keeps a close watch on what many clubs pursue, and his input is always tremendously helpful. I'd like to share his comments on Whymper from my Facebook. He writes: I think the route described in Alan Kane's book is not optimal. If I were to do it again, I would try going up the south ridge. It looks quite doable. The descent we took was a nice way to get off the mountain. We were able to glissade most of the way. Here's a little mock up of the route we took in red and a possibly more enjoyable route in green:

    August 20, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    I had to wait a bit to process the day before writing my comments regarding this trip. This was a wonderful trip. Looking at the many pictures posted here you can see the pure joy that being in the mountains and challenging your limits brings. There were also a lot of scary moments. These moments, and the amazing leadership shown by Jerome have changed my attitude towards the power of the mountains and helped develop, as Laurel would put it, my mountain brain. Thank you so much Jerome for your outstanding leadership, patience, and insistence on safety. We all made it down safely and that is what counts.

    2 · August 19, 2013

  • Laurel A.

    I just want to say that it was tremendous running into all of you today on Whymper! We thought we were going to be the only ones on this monster today. My partner and I would not have pushed through to the ridge otherwise without the cryptic crux details and sharing the slopes with you! I am really looking forward to seeing the pics, but I just want to say again ... thank you to Jerome for being an organizer extraordinaire - your patience and attention to safety matters was exemplary! Whymper is a committing, hefty objective (as everyone found out). I look forward to seeing you all again, and now I guess I really need to sign up on some trips!

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Andy D.

      I look forward to meeting you in person Laurel.

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Phebe

    Miss you guys! Went on a simple hike last week to test out the knee. Still not great.

    August 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Phebe, drink more beer. Lol~

      August 15, 2013

    • Jessica C.

      Elise!!! This is the best advice I have ever heard. I think my knee is sore... lol

      August 15, 2013

  • Phillip Y.

    Hi Jerome and everyone, may I join in the group? I know this will be a great hiking. I like difficult scramble and I am good at photography. Thanks, Phil.

    August 15, 2013

  • Jamshaid

    Hi Jerome,
    Just a heads up - if you decided to descend via the south slopes into the bowl (good scree run btw), you will now face A LOT of deadfall once in the treeline. I guess you can stay up, traverse left on the grass slopes until you are close to the ascent gully before heading down towards the parking lot. I wish I knew this.

    August 11, 2013

    • Jamshaid

      Oh wow I thought most of the deadfall is something recent. I did it solo early last month, one of my favorite scrambles so far. Have fun !

      August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      A Rambler trip went there last w/e. Check out their trail report

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Missed you guys!!

    August 11, 2013

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