Kananaskis / Highwood Pass Areas
Nice scrambles here include Mt. Rae,
Wasootch Peak, Opal Ridge
South, and Mt. Indefatigable. This area is one of my favorites for a sense of remoteness
and the type of scrambles that you like to do more than once.
Prairie Mountain is a
favorite one to take people on as an introduction to scrambling.
Caution - tick season on the
peaks down Kananaskis highway 40 is approximately April to June so learn
about them and the precautions you should take. If there are mountain sheep
in an area ticks are likely there as well. See the main scramble page for
bear and animal cautions.
New ones added
in 2011 are Forgetmenot
the Elbow Falls area, Wasootch Ridge and Midnight Peak both off Highway 40 in Kananaskis Country
New one added in 2012
is Rawson Lake Ridge - Sarrail Ridge. Very nice hike to the lake
and beautiful scenery of the upper Kananaskis Lake area at the