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Crowfoot Mtn

Alpine Climbs

Anytime you add snow and ice to a route up a mountain you increase the level of risk substantially as compared to doing class 1 and 2 scrambles on dry rock. I do intend to do a few Alpine Climbs as conditions present themselves. Of course I would always recommend taking a mountaineering course first or learning from an experienced mountaineer. Climbing and crossing glaciers is not to be taken lightly and many have met their demise doing so. Doing all you can to know the route, best times of the year for ascent, minimizing risk and recognizing possible dangers is paramount to returning safely. I donít expect this section of my web site to be a big one as my motto has always been to get to the summit the easiest and safest way possible. I spend my time in the mountains for the exercise, the scenery, and just getting away from the big city.

Anyways please enjoy my one alpine climb presented here as I thoroughly enjoyed Crowfoot Mountain and would do this one again. It is more of a long scramble but it falls under alpine climbs because you must cross a glacier for 30-40 minutes. It might be possible to climb the rock next to the glacier to the upper mountain but there was at least one section that looked pretty difficult. Only the very experienced scrambler might want to give it a go.

DISCLAIMER Ė ALPINE CLIMBS IN THE MOUNTAINS HAVE INHERENT RISKS AND THE MATERIAL PRESENTED HERE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO HELP A CLIMBER AVOID ONLY SOME OF THE RISKS. VARIABLE WEATHER, CHANGING ROUTE CONDITIONS, POOR DECISION MAKING, ILL PREPAREDNESS ETC. CAN CONTRIBUTE TO SERIOUS INJURY, EVEN DEATH. CLIMBERS USE THIS MATERIAL AT THEIR OWN RISK AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENCES THAT COME ABOUT IN CLIMBING THESE PEAKS.