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Mount St. Piran + Lake Agnes (new July 4 date) (7/4/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lake Louise in Banff National Park
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Jul 4 2018  9:15 AM  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jul 3 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:6 to 7 hours - not including the driving
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Geoff C
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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:8
Maximum No. Guests:4
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

It’s an estimated 12km round trip with 920 meters elevation gain.

We'll start from Lake Louise and take one of the more popular trails in the Canadian Rockies.

We do a slow "warm-up" pace going up to Lake Agnes. There is an option to stay at Lake Agnes teahouse while the group "bags" the St. Piran summit.

From there we'll head towards the Little Beehive lookout and take the trail going left up to Mount Saint Piran. Mount Whyte and Mount Niblock dominate the view from the summit, but we also have a good view of Lake Louise, Mirror Lake, Lake Agnes and the Bow Valley. If it’s not too cold we’ll eat our lunch there, otherwise we’ll head down toward the far end of Lake Agnes via small ledges to where it’s a little bit warmer.

This is regarded as a steep hike and is listed in Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies guide book as an easy scramble. Last winter's snowpack was above normal so we may have to return the way we went up instead of doing a loop. The early-ish carpool is because the Lake Louise parking area gets busy on every summer day!

Lake Louise Gem Trek Map
Alan Kane’s Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Required Items to Bring:
Water minumum 2 L
Hiking Boots
Ice Cleats highly recommended
Layers (for protection against the cold, wind, rain and snow)
$ or Pass for entry into Banff National Park
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take Highway 1 westbound from Calgary to the Lake Louise turn-off. Follow the signs to the Chateau Lake Louise and park in the Public Parking area. It's necessary to re-group , form our group, near the Public Washroom entrance after parking.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):360Km
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 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 $108.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Saturday, September 22, 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.

Downloadable GPX File for Mount St. Piran trails: HERE and wait several seconds for the download button to appear

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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $3.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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