There was a half-mile or so of sometimes crotch-deep postholing between where the boot-pack ended and the saddle, then a nice bare rib leading most of the way to the summit. Great view, but still a bit early season. Trip report.
Mist and very windy
My first summit in the Canadian Rockies, now one of my favorite places in the world. It was cold.
First 9000 ft peak. Erin and I made it and had pizza for lunch on top.
Really nice mid afternoon scramble. Had to head back from the summit almost right after I got there due to some storms moving in. Really great views!
Great viewpoint for the whole Lake Louise area.
Still lots of snow, good for glisading.
Perfect panorama from top.
Much of southern Alberta had rain the week I went, including the Rockies. About halfway up, the rain became snow. It was really windy at the summit, and you could just barely see the surrounding peaks. I was the only one to summit that day. Not a good day for pictures.
Fairview was the first real mountain summit I ever climbed. Incredible views from the top looking 3000 feet down to Lake Louise and 10,000 foot peaks all around.
Did this the following day after St. Piran. Even better views from the top than the day before! A bit crowded and unfortunately the squirrels and chipmunks are pretty bold up there - certainly from being fed (intentionally and otherwise) from all the traffic. Nice weather, but was quite windy up top on this day. Definitely a worthy outing in the area!
Explosive views from the top. Did Saddle Mountain afterward.
Three hours car to car while my family was comfortably asleep at Moraine Lake. Incredible views. Celebrated Canada day with my new canuck friend - a marmot I shared the summit with.
Did Fairview Mountain after a recent dusting of snow, made Temple look magnificent, even more so than it did a week ago when we climbed it. Easy route, did Saddleback Mountain as well.
How can such an easy climb have such great views? :-D I was almost too lazy to pick my way up here after zoning out, but then I got a spurt of energy and summitted within an hour of leaving Lake Louise.
Great hike to the top with amazing views. Left Lake Louise nice and early in the morning (6:50) and managed to make it up by 8:45 to enjoy the morning without anybody else on the trail. Definitely recommended.
Hiked up to the summit after Saddleback with my wife. We used to love the Post Hotel in the village and the bakery during our visits in the 90s
Did saddle peak as well. Peak of Indian summer with golden larches and great summit views and no lack of people to converse with ;)
Nice hike up, not too crowded and good weather. Great views of Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains. (If you try it, look for the pikas in the rock fields).
Hiked to Saddleback and up SW side. Amazing views from top. Avalanche near death trap. Good view of Lake Loise, Temple and distant Ice field.
Great bang for the buck. Nice views, easy and quick walk up.