East End of Rundle was a fun scramble. We were in a bit of a hurry because once again the weather was against us.
I took Wednesday, July 14 2010 off work and headed to K-Country to scramble one of my last remaining Kane peaks with Keith and So - Cougar Mountain. The weather forecast was dismal for this day but since we had all booked it already it wasn't worth another cancelation. The summer weather so far in 2010 has been dismal at best!
The section of ridge between the summit of Nihahi and Compression is some of the best scrambling I've done in a while. It's also longer than it first appears (big surprise). With dark clouds threatening to rain on our parade we kept up the blistering pace and soon we were at the crux rock fin.
A fun, quick trip into Chester Lake and above the Elephant rocks when the skiing wasn't looking too good or too safe anywhere else.
This ill-named hike (it's named after a Canadian Mount Everest climbing team but I find it confusing) is short and sweet. Located right between the Upper and Lower Kananaskis lakes, it even has some decent (slightly treed) views from the top. The real reason to do it is either with little kids just getting started in hiking or to take pictures of flowers - there are many along the route.