Red Ridge Snowshoe/Scramble

Red Ridge Snowshoe/Scramble. 

This trip will entail going through deep powdery snow and continuously increasing slope along forested terrain to gain access to the ridge. Once on it, we will ditch our snowshoes and proceed to the summit. How far we get will depend on safety and weather conditions.  If avalanche conditions are high for that day, we will snowshoe/hike up to Raspberry Ridge.

To be considered for this trip you have to answer the RSVP question. if you are unable to record your answer, please post it as a comment.

Event Type: OT5/SC5 Snow Shoe/Scramble

Date & Time: Tuesday 11 March at 0700 AM 

Event Duration: 6-8 hours on trail + 4 hrs driving 

Difficulty Rating: Strenuous Day trip

Distance: 9-10 km

Elevation Gain: 900 - 1000m 

This will be an exploratory first hike for your Event Host

Picture credit to Soistheman.

Trip References:

http://www.soistheman.com/diary/page.php?id=red-ridge&page=1

http://bobspirko.ca/Snowshoe/RedRidge/RedRidge.html

Weather & Avalanche conditions: 

http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-Lougheed/forecasts/2500

http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/bulletins/latest/kananaskis

Location: Approximately 30 km South of Canmore along Smith-Dorrien Road near Sparrow Hawk Recreation Area .

Required Gear: Snowshoes, micro spikes, Helmet, Ice Axe, hiking boots good for winter conditions, mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, hiking poles, sunglasses layered clothing, wind/water resistant jacket, headlamp with extra batteries, food and water.

Event Directions: From the Meet up location we will drive West along highway 1 to Canmore. We will follow Smith-Dorien Road to start point, which is located by Sparrow Hawk Recreation site.

Gas Money: $20.00 per person.

WAIVERS: Your 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

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.

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  • Barb

    Looks like you had a perfect day gentlemen!!! Was thinking about playing hookie and joining you but I just couldn't pull it off!!!!

    2 · March 11, 2014

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  • Oscar M
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Mike R.
    Gold Member, AST 1
  • A former member

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