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Details

http://www.dowclimbing.com/images/Three_Sisters4.jpg

Please carefully read the gear requirements and trip difficulty ratings. It is the responsibility of the participant to check for any updates, changes or cancellations before the day of the trip.

Make sure that you have paid for a 2012 membership with the CSMC. Payment can be made online or at the meeting location. Waivers are mandatory for every trip and can be printed online or filled out at the meeting location. Cost for membership with the CSMC is $25 for 2012. Be sure to also bring extra money for car pooling costs.

This is a moderate scramble above rising gracefully above the Bow Valley and Canmore with fantastic views of the Bow Valley. The climb should be 5 - 7 hours up the South West Slope. Expect a moderate pace with intermittent breaks.

Group size: 10

Route: SW slopes.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Altitude: 2744 M
Elevation gain: 1200 Meters
Km’s: aprox 8 km

Meetup time: 7:00 am Shouldice

Departure: 7:10 am

Trail head time: Approx 8:15am
Summit time: Approx 12:00pm
Estimated trip time: 5-8 hours
(Please note that times listed above are only estimations. Trip could be longer or shorter depending on conditions of terrain, weather and group.)

Gear required:

Mountaineering axe, helmet, shell jacket, pants and gloves, food and water, sun glasses, sun screen, bug spray.

Gear recommended:

Hiking poles, camera

Possible Hazards:

Ticks, rock fall, critters, high winds.

Expect this trip to be a moderate pace. Should there be good weather, expect intermittent breaks for pictures and an extended break on the summit.

Trip reports from other websites:

http://www.dowclimbing.com/BigSister.html

http://www.outdoorescapade.com/scrambling/bigsister.php

Also check out the Canmore webcams http://www.canmorealberta.com/webcams/

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or my cell is[masked] 0500. If you decide not to attend the morning of please call me or text me on my cell so that we are not waiting for you at the Meetup location. If you RSVP that you are attending the expectation is that you will attend and we will wait for you.

Comments

  • Mike W

    Wow! The Three Sisters look a lot steeper than I remember! I thought they looked liked http://www.dowclimbing.com/images/Three_Sisters4.jpg.

    ;-)

    5 years ago
  • Mike

    Since it's sept--do i have to pay $25? Or is it pro-rated?

    5 years ago
  • Vanessa G.

    Hey, it says moderate, I'm wondering whether this would mean a moderate hike or a moderate scramble? I'm guessing by the kms and elevation gain that it would be a scramble, but I'm not sure..

    5 years ago