Wind Ridge OT4

RSVP opens at 7PM on Oct 16th. 12 km loop and 781 meters of elevation gain. Weather dependant. Wind Ridge offers some amazing views of the Bow Valley especially the Three Sisters. And of course the "lovely Exshaw cement plants." It is rated as OT4 but with remnant snow and possible muddy conditons it could turn into a mild scramble at times. So not for beginners. Icers are a must recommendation for this trip. There is a small scramble step before the summit just to make it a bit more fun.

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. Carpool fees are $15 per passenger.

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  • George

    Excellent hike. I loved the views. This has become one of my favourites. I didn't give it a five star rating because the narrow ledge path and the somewhat steep second half would be treacherous with snow.
    The company in this hike was at least half the reason I loved it so much.

    October 22, 2013

  • Alexander J.

    Excellent day. I struggled a bit but this slow and steady hiker made it to top. Weather was perfect and views at top were amazing. Thanks Andy.

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • Andy D.

      You did just fine.

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Dan

    Excellent hike today with a great group of fellow hikers. What more could one ask for. According to my garmin the hike was 13.9km and elevation gain was 848meters. Interesting results.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Andy, was great hike today and great group of people :).

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Andy D.

    What a difference a year makes. This was an epic adventure last year and although it wasn't easy today it was still a great little ridge walk. Some fun scrambling and traversing and a much nicer downhill than the double black diamond we tried last year. Warm weather, beautiful views and a great group of hikers. It was a 5 star day.

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Anne M.

    Andy, thanks once again for the wonderful hike with wonderful hikers. The views were outstanding. Heading to Chez George for supper.

    1 · October 19, 2013

    • Andy D.

      I thimk I've met the chef :)

      October 19, 2013

  • Malu C.

    Sorry Andy, not in a good place. Next time. Have fun

    October 18, 2013

  • Evan R.

    Hello Andy, I know it is past rsvp cut off, would you be willing to let someone fill the empty spot?
    Thanks

    October 18, 2013

  • Rhea

    Andy - I'll meet you at the trailhead again. I'm thinking 9:00? If anyone wants a ride from Springbank area, let me know!

    October 18, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Should be there between 9 and 9:30. You know where the trailhead is?? Or meet us at the Husky in Dead Mans Flats. My cell is[masked]-8565. Call me , don't text.

      October 18, 2013

  • Dan

    I may have to cancel Andy as I believe we have to cross over two bridges. Walking across one bridge is challenging enough for me, but two bridges might be beyond my limit. lol

    October 18, 2013

  • Dan

    Yes, another Ridge hike! Four in a row. Love it! This will be my tenth hike with this great organization.

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Candice B.

      Yes where you are the Pied Piper Dan is the original Duracell Bunny. :)

      2 · October 18, 2013

    • Dan

      The Energizer Bunny! Love it. Someone gave me a key chain with the Energizer Bunny on it, a few years ago. lol

      2 · October 18, 2013

  • Anne M.

    If I get on the hike, I will give George a ride ..... maybe :)

    2 · October 17, 2013

    • Dan

      If Anne is mistreating you again, George I have room for one more in my vehicle. lol

      1 · October 17, 2013

  • Fella

    Yes

    October 16, 2013

    • Dan

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! lol

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this.

    October 16, 2013

  • Duffy P.

    Andy,
    I signed up for Kris' trip however with his injury it may not go - will know by Wednesday. If it's OK by you I would like to go on the wait list for this trip just in case his is cancelled. Wind Ridge is a great one in a beautiful little valley and one of my favorites.
    Let me know.
    Thx.

    October 14, 2013

    • Andy D.

      No problem Duffy

      October 14, 2013

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