December 29, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Take a break from having a break during the holidays...your body will thank you.
Here we go again...if you thought the view of Banff was breathtaking you realize now that it's the trek to the top of Sulphur Mountain that takes your breath away
Read this page in its entirety before your RSVP.
- Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM Shouldice Arena - RED Dodge Caravan
- Event Duration: 4 hours excluding driving
- Difficulty Rating: T3: Intermediate
- Distance: 5.5 km one way.
- Elevation gain: 670 m
Itinerary & Description:
Slow and steady to the summit - 1.5 - 2 hours.
Hike up and take the gondola down (usually no fee at this time of the year).
After the hike there are options:
Enjoy some me-time or together-time in Banff - hot springs, lunch, check out the town, Starbucks, etc. and reconvene at 3:30 so that we all convoy together for return trip to Calgary.
Who can attend: Members, no children, guests or dogs for this hike.This is NOT for beginners, your ability to maintain a steady moderate pace for the climb is essential.
- Dress for the weather - layers - you'll warm up real fast.
- Hiking boots
- MICRO spikes or other traction for your boots.
- MICRO Spikes
- Hiking poles
- 2 litres of water and something like energy bars or trail mix for snacks, and/or a lunch
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Money for:
- commuting - $20 for gas per person, paid in cash to your driver,
- park pass for entry into Banff National Park
Please read the following: http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Update_Carpooling_Etiquette_-Required_reading_io
Waivers: I will bring the group waiver form with me to the Calgary Meetup location and the trail-head. 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.
Your Host may be slow, but he is steady; however, he is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current 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.
ALL WINTER TRIPS ARE DEPENDENT ON WEATHER CONDITIONS SO THE MORNING OF THE TRIP PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE TO MAKE SURE THE TRIP ISN'T CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.