End Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,453
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,050
Elevation Gain (m): 
1500
Round Trip Time: 
11.00
Total Distance (km): 
25.00
Difficulty Notes: 

By "Kane standards", this is a difficult scramble with some route finding. Easiest route is via Association col on ascent or if just doing End, ascend and descend the east gully system which is moderate.

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Trip Report

On Saturday, March 05 2016 Mike Mitchell (Giant's Gate Journeys) and I left my truck (parked the wrong way on a one way for some reason...) at the Yamnuska parking lot and headed off up an obscure cut line on an adventure to scramble End Mountain and hopefully Association Peak and Hill along the way. Alan Kane and Kris Thorstenstein scrambled both of these peaks in 1989 via the Yamnuska (Yam) shoulder, and for some reason neither of them appeared in Kane's scramble book. Apparently the latest & greatest way to approach these two mountains on the eastern front ranges is to access them from easy approach roads via First Nation's land to the east with a free permit that must be obtained beforehand. Since Mike and I didn't have a permit, we chose to access them the semi-hard way - via the Yam shoulder and old roads around the east end of the shoulder.

 


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Comments

Hello Vern:
Great photos and trip report for End Mountain. Lots of activity on the peaks since I climbed to the south col of Association via the "Ice Road" on Feb 20th. I wanted to clarify where the reserve boundaries are. If you end up on any of the wide tracks anywhere east of Yam you are on the reserve. The path you show is actually on the reserve after you went right on the cutline. The Stoney Nakoda aren't really posting their land so it is often difficult to figure out where the boundary lies.
This is the best map I can find
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/p...

I think we were always encroaching on the reserve anytime we wander close to Old Fort Creek . The reserve goes right up to the South Ghost River on the North End and I believe Association Hill is on the reserve. Keep the trip reports coming.
I really enjoy your observations and information

Gerry :)

Thanks for the information Gerry! I wondered if we were on Stoney Nakota land around the east end of the Yam shoulder... With these peaks getting very popular, I will update my trip report with that detail and let folks decide where they want to wander. :) Like you said, the reserve isn't marked at all with any signs that we could see. 

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