Mt. Stratchan and Carnarvon Lake (moderate/difficult scramble w/ river crossing)

Calgary Hiking & Scrambling Meetup
Calgary Hiking & Scrambling Meetup
Public group

Anderson LRT Station Parking

11425 Anderson Station Way SW · Calgary, AB

How to find us

Meet at Anderson LRT park and ride

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Details

An automated waitlist has been created. Please ensure they're answered truthfully, as it aids in organizing. If you don't receive the rsvp questions upon your registration, please contact me via p.m.

This summer is quite busy for me, but it's time to change that before Fall hits! This trips has been on my list for a while and will be a gooder if we get good weather. There is some upper moderate to lower difficult scrambling to get to the lake, but there is a chain for help. The scramble from the lake to the summit is easy. It'll be a long day, so we'll move at at steady moderate pace.
This hike/scramble isn't for beginners, but for those with experience with this elevation + distance combo. NO SLOW POKES PLEASE! YOU MUST HAVE SOME SCRAMBLING EXPERIENCE!

There will also be a river crossing which shouldn't be too bad for late August. But please bring some water shoes and a small towel. Hiking poles will be very helpful as well.

Elevation gain: ~1300m +/-

Dist.: 26km round trip

Pace: Steady moderate pace with a longer break at the lake/summit. NO SLOW POKES or BEGINNERS PLEASE.

Please see below links for more info and pictures:
1) https://www.explor8ion.com/2017/07/22/carnarvon-lake-kananaskis/

2) https://www.explor8ion.com/2017/07/23/strachan-mount/

Participant #: 4-8

Gear (Mandatory): hiking boots, carpool money, food, water min. of 2-3L., proper hiking clothing (no cotton/jeans), basic first aid kit, rain & wind gear, headlamp, appropriate eye protection & sunscreen.

Recommended: Helmet, hiking poles, gps

BE PREPARED. NO COTTON nor BEAR BELLS!

NOTE: What we are doing out here is dangerous, by registering for this hike you signify that you are aware of the risks associated with nature hiking, snowshoeing, scrambling, wildlife encounters, as well as carpooling. You are aware of your physical limits, and how they relate to these activities. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your own safety. The organizer is not a trained guide, just a volunteer who likes the outdoors. Please do you own preparation for the trip and have all the gear. Be prepared for rain, snow, wind, sun, thunderstorm, bears, cougars, etc. While we will do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound, you will not hold the organizer of the event or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm or liability that might occur as a result of your participation.