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Mount Indefatigable South Peak & Larch march. (9/15/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Scramble
Event Location: Kananaskis - Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 15 2018  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Sep 14 2018 5:00:00 PM
Event Duration:5+ hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Dave K
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Important - READ:

This is an event for experienced hikers only. No beginners..

A resident grizzly apparently lives around this mountain, so we will stick together as a tight group. If you cannot stick with the group, do not sign up for this event. Distance: 8km (5.4km hike + 2.6km scramble)
Elevation Gain: 938m
Summit Elevation: 2,646m
Pace: moderate

Indefatigable is a relatively short trail that provides stunning views over both the Upper and Lower Kananaskis Lakes. WE MAY DRIFT OVER TO VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEY BELOW THE NORTH PEAK. WEATHER PERMITTING Gillean Daffern notes that if you can only do one hike in this area, this should be it. Expect snow on some parts of the trail.

Indefatigable Trail was decommissioned in 2006. It is now an unofficial trail (all signs and benches removed) and it is no longer promoted by park officials. Large white rocks and a grizzly warning sign still make the trailhead very obvious.

Mount Indefatigable's South summit is an easy scramble. A 'trail' goes almost to the ridge, and only the final 200m are slighly exposed. Be rewarded with stunning views: Upper Kananaskis Lake is presented with a backdrop of blue mountain shapes receding into the distance; a SW sun makes the lake glitter; see the icefields around Mt. Joffre; and pick out trails to Aster Lake, Three Isle Lake, and Invincible Lake.

Official Guides, Maps & Weather:
   · Kananaskis Country Tail Guide | Volume I (4th Edition) by Gillean Daffern (trips 76 and 76B).
   · Map: GemTrek Kananaskis Lakes
   · Google Earth coordinates: 50°38'39.56"N 115° 9'58.73"W
   · Weather: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park
Trip Reports:
   · Mount Indefatigable - So's page (note that we will not go to the north summit)
   · Scrambling photos from Mount Indefatigable
   · Mount Indefatigable Trail ( (note that this trail only describes the first portion of what we will hike/scramble)

Other Important Stuff:
   · Grizzly Area
     A resident grizzly roams around this mountain. We will choose an alternate event if there are recent bear sightings.

Required Items to Bring:
 ·Bear spray
· Lunch, snacks, water
   · Proper hiking boots
   · Clothes for varying weather conditions (no jeans, cotton, runners, etc.)
   · First aid kit
   · Plastic bag for your dirty hiking boots for the way back
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
   · Rock helmet
   · Hiking poles
   · Gaiters
   · Camera
   · GPS

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Note: Distances are approximate.
0km: Head onto 16th Avenue/Hwy 1 west
70km: Turn south onto Hwy 40.
120km: Before the gate, turn right (west) onto Kananaskis Lakes Trail and follow the signs to North Interlakes Day Use Area.
130km: Park at North Interlakes Day Use area (north end).

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):260Km
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 $67.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Monday, February 18, 2019). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

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