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Winter Hike - Sulphur Mountain...again? Yup, again!

  • Dec 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.

The Basics:

  • 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.

Gear Requirements:

  • 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:

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.


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  • Paul

    In the "in-between's" of hikes a trip to Banff makes for a very fulfilling day...just to be out there! We hiked, some checked out the town, some soaked in the Hot Springs, we laughed, we shared a pint (or peppermint tea), and we made memories together with new friends. Guess what?...we'll be doing this again!

    December 30, 2012

  • Sidney

    Eating wind: Didn't think mountain air would taste this good, like refreshing water from a cool spring.

    December 29, 2012

  • Claudia A.

    Very good hike.

    December 29, 2012

  • Barb

    Amazing that only two weeks later the day was so completely different than the last trip!!! Loved both times. Was fun and challenging :) What a privelege to spend the day with all of you!!!

    December 29, 2012

  • catalin

    I think I might join you tomorrow, not sure though how much I'll sleep tonight. If you have enough cars, would that be OK?

    (I did not find any phone number for you, Paul).

    December 28, 2012

  • Dirk G.

    Atash,do you still need a ride. I can pick you up.

    December 28, 2012

    • Jane S.

      Hi Atash, I thought you wanted to hike everyday during your days off. What's going on? :) I hope you feel better so to see you tomorrow, if I don't chicken out. Take care!

      December 28, 2012

    • Atash

      I am not going ..too sick to be out

      December 28, 2012

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  • Paul
    Platinum Member Šung'manitu-tanka, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Luz
    Gold Member, forever a Special Member
  • Anna
    Gold member
  • Dirk G.
    Premier Member
  • Sidney
    狼 láng (Wolf) - Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Tobi
    Gold Member, AST 1 ,
  • Barb
    Gold Member, AST 1 ,

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