Mt. Jimmy Simpson Bow Summit Area
Picture from the headwall area, route goes around the trees
farther left of the picture and works its way back into view as above
From the col its a nice 20 to 25 minutes to the top up a broad
The bowl up to the saddle is steep
Final slope to the summit of Jimmy
Summit views are very nice!
Mt. Jimmy Simpson
Scramble: Class 1 Steep Hiking, Some Use of Hands
Altitude: 2,940m (9,640 ft)
Elevation Gain: 1,000m (3,280 ft)
Ascent Time: 3 1/2 4 1/2 Hours 7km one way 4.2km to back bowl
Best Season to Scramble: End of June to October
This scramble offers beautiful and up close views of Bow Lake
and the Wapta Icefield. One of the best viewpoints in the Bow Summit area.
Head west out of Calgary on the TransCanada highway # 1 to Lake
Louise 187km (116.9 miles). Continue west on the TransCanada for another 2.5km and take
the Icefield Parkways / Jasper exit (highway 93) going north. Head north approx 37km (23.1
miles) to the Bow Summit area. Turn left into the Num-ti-jah Lodge parking lot with
washrooms in the corner.
From here its a one hour (4.2km) walk around the right
hand side of the lake to the last bowl and headwall. From here you head right and circle
around the last trees and work your way back on this slope until you see the ascent route
which has a large green patch as per route photo above. Once you get past the first green
patch you are traversing up on side slopes keeping a look out for old pink ribbons
attached to stubby trees. Follow these working your way towards the last section which
goes up to the col. Pick the easiest line up to the col. From here head right for 20 to 25
minutes up the broad summit slopes. Enjoying the increasingly awesome views as you go.