10 KM and 900 meters
This is not a beginners event but if you have hiked lots are fit and would like to attempt a scramble we can accommodate you. Please be aware there is exposure and a significant scree run on the way down. We will not be turning back so do your home-work before answering yes.
Rating: S6- Scramble:
To reach the summit we will go through the crux...a small section where you have to walk on a narrow ledge (roughly 50 feet or so). But there is a cable to guide you along the section which proves especially useful for those who have a bit of a fear of heights! This will not be a point of decision...your decision is made when you RSVP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nT2Bv4fu0H0
Hwy 1 west to the Exshaw Seebe turnoff, then north on the 1X to the T intersection. Then go east 2.1 km. and turn left onto the quarry road. Keep left, then straight to the parking area
Dress in layers - you'll warm up & cool down quickly
Hiking boots - Hiking poles
A Mountaineering Helmet (ie not a cycling helmet) is a requirement (can be rented at U of C or MEC)
Parch Repellant - 2 liters of H2O and snacks, and/or a lunch
Personal First Aid Kit
Money for commuting - $15 for gas per person, paid in cash to your driver at the end of the day
We will be attending the group picnic at bow valley provincial park near Canmore after the Scramble.
GROUP SAFETY: For the care and concern of all participants please review in confidence with your Event Host any medical concerns so that we are prepared to offer assistance if called upon to do so.
WAIVERS: Your consent is required for attending this event. You will be asked to provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. Please read the Waiver by clicking HERE. I will bring the group waiver form with me to the Calgary Meetup location and the trail-head. You must sign it before you will be allowed to go on this hike.
Your Host is a volunteer and not a trained guide. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, your current condition, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip and you are responsible 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.