Cascade Mountain

Interesting Facts: 

Named by James Hector in 1858. The mountain is named for the cascade or waterfall on its southern cliffs. Official name. Other names Minihapa, Stoney Chief. First ascended in 1887 by L.B. Stewart, Tom Wilson. (from

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Summit Elevation (m): 

On Saturday August 29, 2009 I decided to make a solo attempt at scrambling up the popular Cascade Mountain in Banff National Park. I figured that since this was such a popular trail there would be tons of people to help scare the local bear population off the trail for me.


!!Attention!! is being updated and trip reports migrated to a new site while this one is still operational. The new version of this trip report can be found at and contains more photos in a modern format. For more information on this move and possible future changes please click here.


Summit Elevation (ft): 
Round Trip Time: 
Total Distance (km): 
Difficulty Notes: 

If there's snow on the upper traverse / crux this is no longer a scramble and can be dangerous. Wait until its completely dry.