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Opal Ridge South Scramble ( Part 2 ) S5

  • Aug 3, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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 RSVP opens July 29, 2013 Monday 9:00pm

Opal Ridge South Scramble/Strenuous Hike

Distance: 10 km

Elev. gain: 1000 meters

Time required: 5 - 7 hours be prepared for longer we are in the Canadian Rockies

Difficulty Rating:S5-Scramble If unsure what this means, please familiarize yourself.

http://www.meetup.com/Slow-and-Steady-Hikers/pages/Trail_Raing_System/

Scramble Description: This scramble is a really pleasant one with great views of the Kananaskis corridor. It has a nice little ridge walk to the southern high point. It can be a little windy especially if the forecast is for a weather system coming from the southwest. We will be hiking at a Slow & Steady pace with plenty of time for breathers and pictures. If you can’t stay with the group please refrain from signing up.

Speed demons need not apply!

No Guests everyone must sign-up.

Recommended gear: Sturdy hiking boots, micro-spikes mitts/gloves, toque, gaiters, hiking poles, sunglasses layered clothing with waterproof shell, headlamp with extra batteries, food and water.

Suggested passenger commuting costs: $20.00 for gas per person and in cash

Waivers: As per the new policy for waivers; I will bring the group waiver form with me to both the Calgary Meetup location and the trailhead. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike. You will also be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You are fully aware that organizers are not professional guides and you assume all responsibility for your safety and well-being. You are fully prepared with proper gear and you're physically fit to do this hike with the group.

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  • Alicia Z.

    Awesome hike.

    August 4, 2013

  • Bob C.

    Thank you Andy for arranging the trip, it was a lot of fun!!

    August 4, 2013

  • Imad B.

    Atash and I went to Milky Way Night at Rothney Astrophysical Observatory after the hike late yesterday. I have uploaded pictures of that trip for the enthusiasts too.

    August 4, 2013

  • Atash

    Best K Country peak for me. It is was awesome group. Thanks Andy.

    August 4, 2013

  • Sky

    Awesome day with wonderful companies! great trip!

    August 3, 2013

  • Andy D.

    It was so nice to be back in the Kananaskis again. Funny how you miss a place so much even after a few weeks. Our hike today was fantastic. Just the right amounts of challenge and awesome rewards at the ridge and south summit. Very good group of hiers today and so proud of all of you who were first time scramblers. Great job guys and girls. Today was an awesome day. Thank you all.

    2 · August 3, 2013

    • Imad B.

      Thanks for arranging such a wonderful hike, Andy. As always, it was a pleasure being led by you. Fantastic hike. Fantastic company.

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Brian

    Andy, I appear to have a mild head cold and my throat is swollen this morning. It's not too bad right now but I'm afraid if I get out there I am going to get worse 1/2 way through the hike or i'm gonna fatigue and struggle as we gain elevation. I woke at 4am so I'm thinking I should give my body some rest and not be a liability to myself or the group. I hate to cancel late but I would rather play it safe, as much as I really want to be out there with you guys. Say hi to the crew and see you soon, Brian.

    1 · August 3, 2013

    • Andy D.

      Get well and we will see you soon. No wories.

      August 3, 2013

  • Brian

    Are we gonna get lost again dad ??

    2 · July 29, 2013

    • Brian

      Oh crap. I need to be back in town on Saturday. For a friends leaving party as they are off to China for a year !!! Just figures

      August 2, 2013

    • Andy D.

      There's an Opa! I thought they were only in Food Courts. :) Kidding, I also saw that sign before.

      August 2, 2013

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  • Andy D.
    Platinum Member,OCC, AST 1 (Pied Piper) and SOOO Special member!, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Luz
    Platinum Member, forever a Special Member, Assistant Organizer
  • Barry M
    Gold Member / Navigation
  • Imad B.
    Backpacking 101
  • Tonia
    Platinum Member, AST 1, Special Member Forever!
  • Sky
  • Alicia Z.
    Premier Member
  • Bob C.
    Gold Member, "Antelope Bob"
  • Atash
    Platinum Member, Co-Organizer
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