Eiffel Peak is a moderate scramble in Lake Louise. In Banff National Park.
Park pass needed.
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TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: I will have the waiver.You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event. Your organizer will be your witness. Yearly membership fee is $20 which lasts until the Annual General Meeting. Alternately, you may participate as a non-member for $5 for the day.
Description: Eiffel Peak is a difficult hike with some moderate scrambling.
Distance: 11 kms
Round trip Time: 6-8 hrs on trail
Height gain:1220 M (Calgary Tower is 191m high) Max height 3080 M
We drive out to Lake Louise townsite, then out to the Moraine Lake parking lot. We start are hike along the Larch Valley Trail. Once in the Valley we make are way up to Eiffel Peak.
Hazards: Bears, weather, ticks, rock fall and some possible exposure on the scramble.
This is a difficult hike with some moderate scrambling. An average level of fitness is required but our pace is moderate-slow. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit
Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie Stn. Then drive out to Lake Louise
Weather forecast: unknown
Trail conditions: unknown
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).
CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory - sense of humour, helmet , lunch, at least 2 litres of water, layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
Recommended - camera, gaiters, microspikes or crampons, hiking poles.