Lawrence Grassi, Mount


Trip Details
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Attained Summit?: 
Trip Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2002
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Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate scrambling on the Kane route.

Trip Report

We tried Mount Lawrence Grassi on November 11 but we were turned around by high wind and very cold temperatures at the top. This time Sean, Taylor and I managed to get to the summit. There are no major difficulties on this moderate scramble - there is a good trail up the spine and to the summit. 


Some exposure at the summit block might make beginner scramblers a bit nervous.


[Snow made things a lot spicier than normal for us - looking back down the spine on the ascent.]

[At the snowy summit.]

[Looking along the Rundle Range spine towards Little, Middle and Big Sister (L to R).]

[Looking over the bustling mountain town of Canmore and the Trans Canada Highway towards Lady Macdonald (L) and Grotto Peak (R). In the center background is a peak known locally as "Cougar Peak".]


Hi - First a round of applause for your site - I find it useful, user friendly, love the pics and descriptions, and the fact that you have links to other sites - enterprise first! Well done and Thanks!

I arrived back in Canada three years ago. Thirty five years ago I had hiked most of the trails in the lower National Parks - and now on return I am starting on the scrambles. However, while in my sixties I am happy to a long and steep ascent, but I am less happy with "difficult" rated scrambles - my nerve and my balance are just not what they used to be. So - I was wondering if on your site there is a listing of the different trails by difficulty. This would make it a lot easier for people like me to screen the peaks for a next candidate. If it is there and I miss it - apologies - and please point me in the right direction if it is available on line.

Thanks Again - Tom

Hey Tom! Thanks for the note. I think I should do a post on how to filter trips on my site as there's a few ways to do it. The easiest is to go to my trip log at and filter based on your criteria. You can multi-select so you could select "Scrambles" with a rating of "5" (easy) and get a list of all easy scrambles. Same for hikes etc. To determine the meanings of the ratings please see my post on that topic, Ratings on Explor8ion. Cheers!

Thanks - this is a much better option than copying all the data into XL - my engineering approach :) !!

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