Crowfoot Mountain (Redux)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,050
Elevation Gain (m): 
1250
Round Trip Time: 
6.50
Total Distance (km): 
19.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

Winter ascent includes serious avalanche risks. Learn how to manage these risks and perform avalanche burial rescues before attempting this trip.

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Trip Report

On Sunday March 27, 2011 So Nakagawa and I skied to the summit of Crowfoot Mountain and on Saturday March 16 2019 I repeated it with Wietse Bijlsma. I always figured I’d repeat this mountain since it’s relatively easy and a surprisingly short day despite being over 1200 meters of height gain and almost 20 km of distance from the Bow Lake parking lot. The weather forecast wasn’t perfect but SpotWX was showing enough clear sky to justify getting up at 05:30 and making the effort. Avalanche conditions were still OK for Saturday but were forecast to shoot up dramatically on Sunday thanks to a drastic warming trend.

 


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