Mount Temple - Banff National Park
“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy…
I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it!”
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Event Type: S6 Hike/Scramble Trail Rating System
Event Location: Lake Louise area Banff National Park
Event Duration: 7-10 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating: S6: Difficult
Who's Invited: Members
Distance: 16+ km
Elevation Gain: 1600+ m
A Scramblers Guide to Mount Temple
From the Moraine Lake parking lot we will go to Sentinel Pass and begin our climb up Mount Temple. Temple was the first peak in the Canadian Rockies over 11,000 feet to be climbed. It was in 1894 a group of three trekked up the SW ridge. This will be the route we will take. You will need to bring and wear a Mountaineering Helmet and have an Ice Axe available...How to Ice-Axe Self Arrest
I have not ascended this mountain, but I'm looking forward to sharing the experience with you.
Dress in layers – you’ll warm up and cool down quickly. Weather can change so BE PREPARED for sun, rain, snow and wind! Why Cotton Can Kill You on a Hiking Trip
• Proper hiking boots
• Hiking Poles
• Mountaineering Helmet- MANDATORY
• Ice Axe - MANDATORY
• Parch Repellant - 3-4 LITERS of H2O plus snacks and lunch
• Bear spray Bear Management
• First Aid Kit
• Park Pass OR to compensate driver for Pass use: Adult $9.80 or car load $19.60 ($5/person based on a full car).
• If you're not driving, gas money for drivers - $25
The Event Host reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.
Event Directions: From Banff to Lake Louise, drive west on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) to Lake Louise, drive up to Moraine Lake parking lot.
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.