Observation Sub Peaks


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,935
Elevation Gain (m): 
1000
Round Trip Time: 
5.50
Total Distance (km): 
12.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Besides the obvious avalanche terrain there is some limited exposure on the south ridge but nothing too serious in good conditions. If doing the circuit over both peaks I recommend ascending the south ridge and descending the headwall.

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Trip Report

I've heard of the Observation Sub Peaks for many years as a pretty tame but highly recommended ski objective along the Icefields Parkway near Bow Summit and Bow Lake in Banff National Park. There's so many bumps and minor peaks along the ridge extending south of Observation Peak to Cirque Peak that I was never quite sure where exactly these sub peaks were. On Saturday, March 30 2019 I decided it was time to find out!

 


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