Past Meetup

Pasque Mountain / Cataract / Upper Oldman / Highway 940 West Area

Canceled

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Details

Description: Pasque Mountain in the soutwest corner of K Country has a lot to offer the connoiseur of ridge walks, including larches. So while fall is a good time to vist, we will be hiking in high summer because ...

Flower Note: Pasque is the northernmost limited for that gorgeous sky pilot Palemonium Viscosum. Usually it's found growing much farther south on the high ridges of Waterton Lakes National Park, where it thrives in high altitude sun and constant strong winds.

The normal route to the summit takes in the north top and the lower summit, access to open slopes made easy by a progression of old roads, some esctions reducted to trails and overgrowing after two years of disuse. Look for new cairns and flagging.

History Note: Incredibly, it was first climbed by the Boundary Survey crew n 1915, who set up camera stations on both summits and built cairns.

Distance: 7.7 Kilometers to the Summit

Height Gain: 729 Meters / 2393 Feet

Height Loss: 21 Meters / 70 Feet

High Point: 2543 Meters / 6343 Feet

Carpool Departs at 8:00 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes before. The Club suggests a compensation of 6 cents per kilometer both ways for the driver(s). We will meet in the gravel parking lot, just below the big brown H, prior to the entrance of Heritage Park.

Travel Distance: Approximately 2 Hours / 164 Kilometers

Event Coordinators: For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Tigger / Lori at [masked] or (403)[masked]. On the day of the event, call or text me at (403)[masked]. Or Paul Omlin at (403)[masked]

Notice of Cancellation: The trip leaders will contact registered participants by telephone or email if the trip is cancelled or postponed. Registrants are asked to contact the trip leader if they are not able to attend.

Guest Policy: Guests are welcome to 'try us out' on a couple of events. Please complete a Guest Waiver (https://calgaryskiclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Calgary-Ski-Club-Informed-Consent-and-Assumption-of-Risk-Agreement-.pdf) and bring it with you and provide to the trip leader.

Please check the Hiking / Outdoor Adventure Checklist at regarding recommended equipment at https://calgaryskiclub.org/resources/hiking-outdoor/#reference .

After the hike, for those that interested, we will be stopping for light snacks and refreshments before returning to Heritage Park.