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Easy Winter Scramble - Heart Mountain Horseshoe

Heart Mountain is an easy scramble located just east of Canmore, Alberta.

A good level of fitness is required as our pace is moderate-fast. Please be realistic about your abilities.  You must commit to the entire event.

Rating: Easy
Distance: 10.6 km return
Elevation gain: 848 m
Time: 5-6 hours

More info:

Weather forecast: TBD
Trail conditions: TBD


• Micorspikes or Crampons

• Hiking boots (mandatory)

• Gaiters

• Hiking polea

• Proper winter wear (dress in layers, two pairs of gloves/mitts, ski goggles, full face toque)

• Lunch and drinks (hot tea, do not bring a hydration bladder, tubes freeze in winter)

• Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sun screen

No jeans, no cotton clothing of any kind!

Gear can be rented at either Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) or UofC Outdoor Center.

We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.

Take highway 1 west from Calgary past Deadman's Flats to the Seebe/Exshaw exit just East of Lac Des Arcs.  Proceed over the overpass to the south side of the highway where you will find a parking area.  From here follow the heart creek trail approx 1 km.  A sign will point you towards the Heart Mountain scramble to the left of the trail.


You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.

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  • Melissa

    Nice people, tasty meats... good times!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times in the mountains! Post scramble parm beef...pretty awesome too.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running 5 min late

    January 25, 2014

  • Mike R.

    Sorry guys. Took a spill on city ice and my shoulder is killing me. Have a good one tomorrow. Hope to catch you next time.

    January 25, 2014

  • Melissa

    Hey I'm catching a ride, so I'll meet you at the trailhead. Looking forward to it!

    January 24, 2014

  • Chris M.

    Can't find my microspikes and all MEC has left is XL, anyone know where else they sell them?

    January 22, 2014

    • Trevor B.

      I have a pair you can use:)

      January 22, 2014

    • Chris M.

      awesome, bring 'em along :) my options for traction aids at the running room are rather poor for scrambling and it's a bit of a journey to rent

      January 23, 2014

  • Jeff M

    Are snowshoes/ice axe recommended for this?

    January 20, 2014

    • Jeff M

      Perhaps I should say mountaineering axe. :)

      January 20, 2014

    • Trevor B.

      Perhaps...definitely not required, just personal preference:)

      January 20, 2014

  • Linda K.

    are we doing the whole loop?

    January 20, 2014

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