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Mount Yamnuska - Scramble (10/15/2017)

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.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

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: Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 15 2017  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 14 2017 11:00:00 AM
Event Duration:5 hours + driving time
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Dave K
Lorrie W
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Please read the ENTIRE description before signing up. Thank you!

Elevation gain: Approximately 900 metres
Distance: 10km

This scramble will be done at a moderate pace. You should be a strong, experienced hiker before signing up for this event. You are expected to be able to do this scramble as though you were on your own.

Yamnuska is a very popular peak and can be a good introduction to scrambling (provided that you are already a STRONG hiker). If you have climbed Heart Mountain or done other easy scrambles in a comfortable manner then Yamnuska would be the next step up.

We will follow a switchback trail to gain the east ridge. A notch will allow us to continue along the back side of the mountain. Before reaching the summit we will encounter the often talked about cable section. Holding onto the cable and using good footholds we will circle around an otherwise difficult step and regain the trail to the summit. We will circle around to the front of the mountain and take a steep scree run back to the trail. Gaiters are very useful when moving down the scree (so you don't end up with many rocks in your hiking boots).

Required Items to Bring:
  • Microspikes or crampons (icers not acceptable) - Campers Village currently has good stock on Microspikes
  • Proper, sturdy hiking boots
  • Rock climbing helmet
  • Clothing for varying conditions, including wind and rain gear
  • Water
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Plastic bag for your dirty boots on the way back
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Bear Spray
  • Hiking Poles
  • Gaiters

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Head west on Highway 1. Take the turn off for Seebe (Highway 1X). This turn off is just after the turn off for Highway 40. Head north on Highway 1X which will take you to highway 1A, go east (right). Drive for 2 km and make a left turn onto a dirt road. Follow it to the trailhead, keep left.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 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 $40.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.27, effective Saturday, March 24, 2018). This is based on $0.15/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.


Note that COC event coordinators are volunteers and are not trained guides. All participants are responsible for assessing the current road conditions, current weather conditions, current trail conditions and current avalanche conditions for the trip.

- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!