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Mt Temple (8/18/2017)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Show on Calendar (until date passes)
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Aug 18 2017  6:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 3:45 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Apr 30 2017 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:about 8-10 hours (plus driving time)
Difficulty Rating:D6: Difficult to Advanced
Event Coordinator(s): Raihan Khan
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Sorry, folks, I'm having to move the date. Realized I have a conflict on the 25th.

Elevation Gain-1690 m
Distance-16 km return

Mt Temple is the third highest peak in Canada’s Southern Rockies and is a classic scramble. It is one of the few 11000 foot mountain ascents in the Canadian Rockies which is non-technical (Normal Route). But at 11626 ft this mountain still deserves respect. There have been accidents on the mountain resulting in injuries and therefore should not be taken lightly. Expect the trail to be busy if the weather forecast is promising.

The trail begins at the Moraine Lake parking lot where we take the Larch Valley Trail up to Sentinel Pass. The elevation gain to the pass represents 720 of the total 1690 meters for the day. From there we start the long hike towards the summit. Although the trip is mostly on scree there are sections which will require moderate scrambling. After navigating through a couple of rockbands you find yourself on the final approach ridge to the summit. It is here that most people begin to notice the ever thinning air. The views from the top are simply amazing! From this lofty perch one can see summits 60-80km away. After a rest and lunch we will head back down.

This trip will be cancelled if bad weather is forecast or if snow falll have been recorded. An email will be sent closer to event date. An alternate scramble might be chosen

This trip is best suited to experienced scramblers. Everyone will be moved to the waitlist and then selected based on fitness and experience. To be eligible for this trip you must have already been to Abbot Hut and be capable of hiking up Prairie Mountain in 70 minutes or less. I will organize a Prairie Mountain event where we will ensure everyone meets the fitness criteria. You MUST bring all items from the Required Items list (see below) . **Please note early departure time**

Reference: Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies-Alan Kane p.235

Required Items to Bring:
Climbing Helmet (no bicycle helmets)
Sturdy Hiking Boots
Minimum 2L of Water
Rain Gear
Warm Clothing
$ or Park Pass for entry into Banff National Park
Gloves Ice Axe!! and Microspike!!
Recommended Items to Bring:
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Hiking Poles

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 north to Lake Louise village. Follow Lake Louise Drive 3km to Moraine Lake Road. Turn south (left). Follow this road 12km to its end at Moraine Lake. The trailhead is on the lakeshore, south of the lodge.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: 3:45 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $88.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Thursday, August 17, 2017). This is based on $0.12/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.

Three moderate level scramble required to sign up for this event. Be prepared for high altitude sickness.
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Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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