Tent Ridge Horseshoe OT4 /S5 (Take 2)

  • October 19, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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Tent Ridge (Easy Scramble Winter Conditions)

This is not a beginners route at this time of year. We tried this one on October 5 the below pictures were of that day. The group never made it over the first summit and I would like to go back and finish it. As well I would venture a guess there will be more snow this time. We will be hiking/scrambling in winter conditions.

Distance: Approx. 11km Return

Duration: Approx. 7-8 hours hiking + 3 hrs driving

Elevation: 780m gain

This lesser-known trail is located near Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis Country and is "one of the most enjoyable ridge walks you will ever take," according to the Gillian Daffern's Kananaskis Country trail guide. This hike traverses the Tent Ridge horseshoe taking in three summits with one section of easy scrambling. Views of Robertson, French, Sir Douglas, Commonweath, Birdwood, Smuts and The Fist are part of the reward. Not to mention Watridge Lake, Marushka (Shark) Lake, Spray Lake, Tryst Lake and the Bryant Creek Valley.

There will be route finding as I have never done this ridge yet.

Mandatory gear:

Be prepared for Winter conditions and a long day out (hiking during night), mud and snow.

·  Climbing Helmet

·  Micro spikes

·  Headlamp 

·  Ski poles

·  Gaiters

·  Emergency blanket

·  First Aid kit

·  Gloves

·  Warm layers

·  Hard shell

·  Good boots that can handle snow

·  Water

Recomanded gear:

·  Camera

·  Bear spray

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 event. You will also be asked for the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please come prepared with this information.

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 event with the group.

 Below is the trail around the horse-shoe.

Above is the wildlife one may encounter on the trail. The cub is fairly benign but keep your distance from big one......


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  • Gerald

    Awesome Hike! Thanks to Doug and Oscar for setting this up!
    Here is a link to the pictures I took.


    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Mike R.

      Nice shots, Gerald!

      1 · October 21, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Andy - Will be there to measure your sliding speed. Also thanks to Oscar for organizing this great trip, to Doug for blazing the chutes and especially to Frank for taking the great pictures.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Andy D.

    Sad I missed it this time, especially the sliding part. Then again Wind Ridge was a lot of fun on this day also, albeit no sliding. Wait... Dan did slide a ways down the slope but on the grass. :) Next time.Tent Ridge is on my redo list.

    2 · October 20, 2013

  • Layale

    This was one of the most perfect hiking days..Amazing ridge..great company and best sliding ever!! Loved it and would do it again any time..Thanks Doug and Oscar!!

    3 · October 20, 2013

  • catalin

    Was it such a narrow ridge up there?

    October 19, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Take 2 was Excellente!!! Great fun group with smiles on everyone's faces. Especially after the downhill slide. Top sliding speed reached was 19.8 km.
    Apologies for no pictures-card problems. Next time.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Oscar M

    Wow, what a day! Thanks to all for the memories created today. see you on the trails next time.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Doug R.

    What a great hike/scramble one of the top hikes of the year, Great team enjoyed everyone's company. Ended up sliding 200meters off the ridge in several minutes. Way to much fun!!!!!!No danger at all Atash.

    3 · October 19, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Loved this hike!! One of the year's best. Stunning scenery, beautiful weather, amazing fun group of hikers, and so much fun sliding down the snow slope! Ten star day!! Thanks Oscar & Doug! Even loved the chilly patio at Grizzly Paw, probably the last patio 'till spring...

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Gerald

    I know this is a bit late, but if anyone needs a ride I now have a spot.

    October 18, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Hey Doug, I signed up for Kris' trip but he will make a final call by Wednesday if the trip will happen as he injured his knee :( I am putting myself on the waitlist for Tent Ridge, but will go with Kris if his trip is a go. Hope that's ok by you...

    October 13, 2013

    • Mike R.

      Hi Doug. I also signed up for Kris' trip. I would like to reserve a spot on one of the hikes this weekend, so I am currently double booked, but I will finalize the RSVP on Wednesday night.

      October 14, 2013

    • Mike R.

      Well it looks like the scramble was postponed. Looking forward to this one. Love the ridge you're with, eh?

      2 · October 16, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Will drive and have room for 3.

    October 15, 2013

  • Andy D.

    The "Big One" is maybe due for an easier outing to appease some of our more intermediate members. The cub will most likely tag along with the big one as it will be leaving the nest for a month to go a huntin for a ......

    1 · October 14, 2013

  • Jessica C.

    Am I blind,... when do RSVPs open?

    October 13, 2013

    • Doug R.

      tomorrow at 4pm.....

      1 · October 13, 2013

11 went

  • Doug R.
    Gold Member AST 1,, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Oscar M
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Duffy P.
    Premier Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Gerald
    Special Cookie Member
  • Jessica C.
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member, Cookie Member, Co-Organizer
  • Mike R.
    Gold Member, AST 1
  • Layale
    Gold Member, Special Member
  • Jennifer
    VP of Fun, AST 1, Gold Member, Co-Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member

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