OverviewThe Perren Route and the Schiesser Ledges. Bank on 5-6 hours to get to the Hut from Moraine Lake.
THE VALLEY OF THE TEN PEAKS
The others in the area are:
Mount Fay (Peak 1)
Mount Little (Peak 2)
Mount Bowlen (Peak 3)
Peak 4 (Peak 4)
Mount Perren (Peak 5)
Mount Allen (Peak 6)
Mount Turzo (Peak 7)
Mount Deltaform (Peak 8)
Neptuak Mountain (Peak 9)
Wenkchemna Peak (Peak 10)
Park in the lot and follow the trail right along Moraine lake. You will pass the trail up to the Larch valley for those headed to Mount Temple and or Eiffel Peak. Continue all the way along till you get to the end of the lake. Here you will have to cross the inlet stream twice. There is a cable to hang onto and logs and stones to walk on. They can be slippery so be careful unless you want wet feet. Once you cross these you follow the trail winding through some small trees till you reach the rock and rubble. At this point you bear left more for the Perren Route and more to the right for the Schiesser Ledges.
Rates for Parks Canada as of July 1, 2005:
Wilderness Backcountry: $9/night
Wilderness Pass: $63/year
Reservation Fee: $12/group
Trails can be closed due to bear activity but this rarely involved the trail/routes to the Neil Colgan hut. No parking restrictions but the space can fill up with day tripper and busses so an early start is recommended if you are overnighting.
A reservation is needed to stay at the Neil Colgan hut. Contact the Alpine Club of Canada
Staying at the Hut is 18$ for members. The guidebook mentions it has room for 24 comfortably but we counted only 16 mats albeit large ones.
Two good working propaine stoves. Lamps as well. New ventilation helps with the rooms tendency to steam up. Comfortable place when there are just three of you. Would be interesting to see full. Please leave the place cleaner than when you arrived.
When To Climb and guides
James Blench of JB Alpine Services
Excellent guide recommended for here, Mount Logan, Mt. Robson as well as other peaks in the region.
Telephone: (403) 678-2576
Yamnuska Mountain Guides comes well recommended as well. Robson Trips among others.
Suite 200 Summit Centre
50 Lincoln Park
Canmore, Alberta Canada
toll free: 1 866 678 4164
tel.: +1 403 678 4164
Fax: +1 403 678 4450
E-mail: [email protected]
CIRRUS Alpine guides
CIRRUS Alpine Guides
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Tel: (403) 678 8567 Fax: (403) 609 6667
e-mail: [email protected]
email: [email protected]
Staying at the Hut is 18$ for members.
Banff Warden Office (403) 762-4506 for route info.
Lake Louise Warden Office (403) 522-3866