Tons of very deep slushy snow the entire way to treeline. We then climbed up a steep part of the cliffs to gain the slopes above treeline. From there there was less snow and more solid rock scampering. Summit was an interesting place with glorious views of the Three Sisters. Left car at 12:45 pm and returned to the car by 6, despite taking what felt like days to get through the snow sinking to our waist at times. Rainy morning turned into a great afternoon.
Really a great hike. Views were wonderful, trail easy to follow. Wind were really pushing my 105 pound wife around. But she made it up as well. Made it to the summit in 1.5 hours Decended to then go to Windtower but we ended up at Lougheed and that was a climb we couldn't do. Found out that it's a 5.4. Oh well
Solo trip late in the day. A great day out in the mountains, notable for the amazing sunrays streaming through the clouds before sunset.
The forecast was calling for rain. Luckily we didn't have any rain while hiking. In fact, it was nice, calm sunny day for the scramble while the rest of the surrounding mountains had some clouds, guess we lucked out. Rock a bit too loose for my liking on some of the sections we scrambled up.
Excellent day of hiking scrambling. The weather cooperated by not snowing that day. Fine views of the surrounding peaks including, Nestor, Mount Lougheed, The Three Sisters, Grotto, Spray Lakes and the town of Canmore. 4 hour leasurely trip with Jonathan Stanley.