Mt. Rae - Sat, Aug 18 2012

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Mt. Rae (8/18/2012)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location:Highwood (Kananaskis)
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 18 2012  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:15 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 17 2012 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6-8 hours + plus driving time
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Bruce F
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Summit Height: 3220m
Distance: Approx 9kms
Elevation Gain: Approx 1050m
Possible Obstacles: Scree, some slabs, hands on scrambling, exposed ridge, route finding

Mount Rae is classed in Alan Kane’s book as an moderate scramble. Mt. Rae is an impressive 3,220m peak offering impressive views from the summit. From the trailhead we begin hiking up through the sub alpine larches into Ptarmigan Cirque. From the back of the cirque, we ascend steep scree slopes as we aim for a high col separating Mount Rae and an unnamed peak. This col sits at 3,018m. From the col we climb up the ridge towards large pinnacles and will either climb them directly or traverse around them. After that it is onto the narrow summit ridge and the summit which lies at 3,220m. Please note that portions of the ridge are exposed; however, we will proceed carefully and slowly. We will return the way we came.

Please do not be in a rush to get back to town as we may stop in Canmore for a bite/drink.

References: Alan Kane's "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies"

Required Items to Bring:
- climbing helmet (mandatory)
- sturdy hiking boots (mandatory)
- clothing for variable weather conditions (no cotton)
- plenty of water and food
- plastic bag for muddy boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- personal first aid kit
- hiking poles
- mountaineering axe
- sunglassess
- lunch
- sunscreen
- camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) from Calgary. Exit at the Highway 40 turn-off and head south approximately 60 km towards Highwood Pass. Park at Highwood Meadows (west side), the same parking lot for Ptarmigan Cirque.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):280Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:15 AM
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Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $98.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Friday, August 12, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

- I have not done this scramble before, so please allow for unforeseen circumstances.
- If the forecast Indicates rain, the trip might be rescheduled or cancelled.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: