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Dave AschimFun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009

Dave Aschim

Great afternoon, always mean to go back an explore the ridge further.
Posted Apr 21, 2014 4:59 pm

drewsalyHeart Mtn Traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010
Went up with Matthew. Made it around the traverse. Was a wonderful day to be out there
Posted Jan 29, 2013 9:42 pm

Old School WBGreat hike, great mid week run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1993

Old School WB

Heart Mtn. was my 7 th summit of my life. Since 1993 have been up it about 6 or 8 times, usually a mid week leg workout, have been up to the summit and back to the roadside parking in less than 1.5 hours.

Posted Jan 23, 2012 3:10 pm

attimountScramble route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2005


This was the first mountain we hiked/scrambled in the Rockies, such a beautiful place.
Posted Jan 23, 2011 9:04 pm

jbsantosGreat all-year scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2010


This is another go-to scramble for Calgarians. The first summit is easily done all year, but you'll need snow shoes to do the circuit in winter or early spring/late fall.
Posted Nov 13, 2010 12:30 pm

Brian CLoop hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2008

Brian C

Made for a great loop hike. Nice day. Great for early season outings.
Posted Jun 18, 2010 5:10 pm

icypeakWindy Day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2009


About 2 1/2 hours to the top on this extremely windy day, some snow and ice on the route. The views are just fantastic!
Posted Nov 14, 2009 10:08 am

William MarlerAt least once a year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2009

William Marler

Nice short outing.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 11:39 am

dan2seeSecond time lucky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2009


Did the horseshoe with Ayla. Now I really know where Grant Macewen Peak is!
On the horseshoe just past GM Peak, the north-facing hill still has a sizeable snowdrift on it. All the hikers had fun on the glissade.
If you want to do the loop, I recommend that you park at the Quaite Trail. You'll hike the same distance, but the flat-land part will be nicer.
Posted Jun 8, 2009 3:03 pm

dan2seeWinter hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2009


On the route up the main Heart, maybe half of the trail is covered with snowdrifts, so occasionally I had to take the time for route-finding. On the other hand, the snow was easier to walk on than scree.
As a bonus, with a lot of the "easier" steps buried, I scrambled a lot of the missing trail options. I enjoyed the hands-on.
I got to the second summit of the horsehoe ridge, when I ran out of time. Because this was my first time here, and I was solo, I decided to go back rather than explore. But stumbling down the scree on the main route wasn't fun -- I should have continued around the horseshoe.
The funniest thing was that I always thought that the Heart was the horseshoe loop, so the north side of the Heart must be Grant MacEwan. Boy, was I wrong!

Be sure to look up "Grant MacEwan Peak", here in SummitPost.
Posted Jan 22, 2009 10:51 am

William MarlerGood short day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2006

William Marler

Convinced my son to leave the computer and join me for a short scramble. He enjoyed the short climbing sections. Could not do the whole traverse due to time. But a good December 2nd outing.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 3:17 pm

Jean Paul SamsonFull Traverse Around the Horseshoe
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2003
The highest point beyond Heart Mountain is now named Mount MacEwan, so I guess this counts as bagging dual summits (barely)!
Posted Nov 10, 2006 10:02 am

Linda BretonTraverse w/Twin Towers Extension  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 11, 2006

Linda Breton

I never was much interested in climbing this mountain...and now I've done it twice! Good fun in a little peak, the full traverse is recommended.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 3:57 pm

William MarlerGood start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2006

William Marler

Excellect afternoon scamble with J. D. A great return to form for him.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 3:07 am

William MarlerHeart Mtn.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2006

William Marler

Always fun. Started at 4 pm and did the loop and was off by 7:40 pm. Very quiet. Great weather.
Posted May 29, 2006 7:10 pm

HulioRoute Climbed: Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2005


Heart Mountain was a nice scramble for late in the season. Great views from the summit, including a nice lake to the southeast.
Posted May 16, 2006 12:38 am

DanimalScramble Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2006


Nice day, nice hike. Did the full loop, about 3.5 hrs.
Posted May 8, 2006 4:56 pm

nayrbFrom Highway ... Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2003


Great little summit just outside of Calgary, AB. It's a little mountain w/ a big "heart." Fun scramble w/ great views.
Posted May 4, 2006 1:10 pm

pvalchevRoute Climbed: Northwest Ridge Date Climbed: year round  Sucess!


I have done this scramble about a dozen times now, in every season of the year. It's really fun and being so close to Calgary/Canmore, everyone should do it! Good one to introduce new people to scrambling. It seems to stay fairly clear of snow the whole year due to chinooks.
Posted Aug 24, 2005 2:22 am

troycanadianRoute Climbed: Scramble Date Climbed: 25 April 2004  Sucess!


Nice day out in the early season. Good place to have lunch.

Had tried this in late September 2003 and was turned back by verglas above the gully near the top.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 12:57 pm

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