HEART MOUNTAIN SCRAMBLE
"Alpine Scrambles are off-trail trips, often on snow or rock, with a 'non-technical' summit as a destination. A non-technical summit is one that is reached without the need for certain types of climbing equipment and not involving travel on extremely steep slopes or on glaciers. However, this can mean negotiating lower angle rock, traveling through talus and scree, crossing streams, fighting one's way through dense brush, and walking on snow-covered slopes." The Mountaineers. FAQs on Alpine Scrambles (link)
Description: Winter Scramble
Difficulty Rating (clickable): D4
Distance: 10 km, 900 m elevation gain
Roundtrip Time: 7 hours est. (Only an estimate. Don’t make plans that depend on it. It’s the mountains.)
MORE INFORMATION: Heart Mountain Horse Shoe
Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.
Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, LET ME KNOW as soon as possible. If you cancel in less than 48 hours I WILL NOT BE IMPRESSED!. I may not take you on my future trips. If you do not let me know, you will be recorded as a "no show".
Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.
Please ensure you complete the questions thoroughly.
The trip organizer reserves the right to move people on and off the trip or wait list, or to increase or reduce the size of the group, in order to match people to the trip based on fairness, ability, safety, and other criteria.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event if you are not a paid member. The membership form can be downloaded here. Please read the document and fill in your personal details, but do not sign it. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting 2013. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.
PLEASE NOTE: the trip will be cancelled or postponed if road conditions are poor or if the avalanche conditions for Kananaskis are considerable above the treeline
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT (I will send you home if these are missing!)
- warm, waterproof, winter appropriate footwear
- microspikes (or some other traction device)
- at least 1 L of water (or tea)
- A car or money for gas
- waterproof, warm gloves
- warm winter layers (Wool, polyester, nylon, fleece, down... no cotton! no jeans)
- lunch and snacks
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT:
- Mountaineering Ice Axe
- personal first aid kit