Though I try to avoid repeating mountain trips to the same summit (okay…just forget I’ve done the various summits of Mount Baldy fourteen times! Zosia and Sonny stand on the summit of the second peak of Mount Lougheed (3098 metres). For example, theAconcagua mountain page has the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits' asparents and is a parent itself to many routes, photos, and Trip Reports. scree is the worst I think I’ve ever been on, and I have been on a lot!!! Along the north side of the creek, follow a trail for … Zosia, Marko and Amelie are on their way down. The wind tower trail was fairly easy and we made good time. First section once you turn left to go up is quite steep and difficult to find the trail but once you’re above that the rest of the way up to the ridge and summit is fairly nicely laid out. Hiking opportunities range from barrier-free trails to high alpine backcounty adventures. All Locations > International > N America > Canada > Alberta > Kananaskis. Was originally planning on doing little lougheed but got lost on the trail and ended up doing Mount lougheed instead. The trailhead lies next to Spencer Creek that flows between Mount Lougheed and Mount Sparrowhawk. Mount Nestor and Old Goat Mountain garner a lot of attention across the reservoir. The first peak of Mount Lougheed looks impressive to the northwest. 28 All the hands-on scrambling starts near the pinnacles. It's really neat to experience and you should definitely put it on your list. The scree was loose and there was no clear path up so you got to make your own. A small clearing on the east side of the Smith-Dorrien Road marks the creek and the start of this trip (183460). In 2017 I finally managed to scramble the much more difficult Lougheed I with Cornelius Rott. Troll Falls. Watch out for frogs . The summit of Mount Lougheed's second peak is a short distance away. Some great scrambling up the summit block, some exposure and loose rock but if you like scrambling you’ll love it. Bring lots of water. (7). We stopped at about 2860m because my friend was feeling a bit uncomfortable with the climbing aspect of the hike and we were already exhausted from a long day before. You won’t notice Windtower much on approach to the col between Windtower and Mount Lougheed. Windtower is a 2,695-metre (8,842-foot) tower-like summit located in the Wind Valley of Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada.Its nearest higher peak is Mount Lougheed, 3.0 km (1.9 mi) to the southeast. It seemed nearly straight up. After uncomfortable bushwhacking/drainage walking, finally the first peak of Mount Lougheed peaks out. Mount Lougheed seen from the trail. It was on my must do list, and it’s been crossed off, now when I drive down the highway and look up, all I will remember is that scree!! When to go: June to … Mountain height: 3107 m Elevation gain: 1400 m Ascent time: 4:40 Descent time: 2:50 Scrambling with Calvin. If the bugs aren’t bad it’s the perfect spot to enjoy lunch before heading back down. 16:07. Children refers to the set of objects that logically fall under a given object. The snowshoe route up Little Lougheed starts at Spencer Creek (the creek flowing down from between Mt. Trans Canada Trail: Upper Spray Falls to Heart Creek Trailhead, Middle Sister and Orphan Peaks to Three Sisters Village. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Difficulty and elevation gain: easy; … Anyway once up to the piece of trail you can see from the bottom the trail is more defined and the fun begins. As we went down the Lougheed trail back to the car park we found out that the trail was pretty much bushwhacking down a dried riverbed. The trail isn’t shown on any map but is very easy to follow. The mountain we chose was Mount Lougheed, a peak so huge and prominent that it even has its own sign and small viewing area on the trans-Canada highway. If you know the route, this mountain isn’t more difficult than the nearby Sparrowhawk. Little lougheed - Duration: 16:07. Mount Lougheed | 2009-08-22 Whole trip started from bushwhacking then rubble walking, and this trip was coming to end by rubble walking then more bushwhacking. View Mount Lougheed Image Gallery - 32 Images. (7), Comments Dwarfed by impressive Mount Sparrowhawk and Mount Lougheed to the east, this little peak offers extraordinary views of Spray Lake and a range of craggy K-Country mountains behind it. The face visible from the highway, however, is not a scramble, so don’t be put off - an easy scramble route does exist on the other side. Views at the top are amazing, definitely worth the hard work, and it certainly was hard work. Passed a handful of people hiking it and it took just over 1.5 hours to where we broke off the wind tower trail and followed a couple animal trails across the mountain just below the west ridge. To the right is Mount Nestor. The big corner face-ridge you see to the east is Mount Lougheed… The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. Summited Mount Lougheed #2 Beautiful hike/scramble, absolutely stunning views from bottom to top. This area is empty. Did not make it to the peak due to weather and time constraints but was still an all around blast. not much of a trail, hard to tell where you are going but GPS somewhat leads you up the dried up riverbed. It lies in the shadow of its big brother Mount Lougheed. Hiking Mt Lougheed II and III Hiking Mount Lougheed. Cut across the pass between peak 1 and windtower and went up the scree slope beneath the Rockband. Sparrowhawk and Mt. Climbing Area Map. Lougheed), about 2.8km south of Spurling Creek (signed) on the Smith-Dorrien highway. Saw the West Winds Pass trail so decided to take that back down as a short cut...not, added 3k to the descent, oh and the scree you love to run down, wrong, you’ll slide 20-30ft a couple times at least so wear your gloves, couldn’t imagine doing it without poles. Normally I feel comfortable and can run down screw fairly quick but this was much trickier. Hiking up Spencer Creek. The views were great, but there’s better for a lot less pain (&$@! The trail crosses a side creek. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The way down was much harder than the way up. Tent Horseshoe Ridge is one of my favorite Kananaskis hikes in all of Alberta, it’s … Tent Ridge. (32), Climber's Log Entries Overview An imposing mountain viewed from Exshaw or Deadman Flats consisting of 4 summits. The scramble up the mountain was steeper than anything I’ve done. Distance and time: 5 km; 1.5 – 2 hours one way. "It's not enough that I succeed. Mount Lougheed Peak 1 is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The views were top notch and the hike itself was pretty enjoyable but you got to be prepared for a long HARD day. The It was the harder trail I never did until now. Way back in 2012 I had a great day on Mount Lougheed II and III via a route up Spencer Creek from the Spray Lakes road. Loose sliding, like entire sections actually moving you backwards! Landed on our hands a few times and cut them up a bit. A perennial favourite, the easy hike to ice-covered Troll Falls offers a surprising amount … Did this a while ago. We traced our steps back down the ridge to the lower forrested trail along Spencer Creek and were back at the vehicles before 2:30 PM. Mount Lougheed Peak 1 is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. Any Calgary skyline ticker (as I am almost proud to admit myself to be) will have eyed the series of serrated teeth that runs south from the Bow Valley towards Moose Mountain, and wondered (a) what they are, and (b) whether they are accessible. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' trail is not maintained or marked at all. So for those who don’t like scrambling, you still can get Lougheed and Sparrowhawk, two of the greatest viewpoints in Kananaskis Range. Hiking Mount Yamnuska Part 3 of 4 - Duration: 15:39. I’ve always looked at it driving out on the Trans Canada and was really looking forward to it, so Sept 1st was the day. the GPs showed us the way to Windpass trail so we scrambled, we got lost, even split with the pass to go out of the river. Mount Lougheed Climbing Notes. Took us about 5 hours to summit from the parking lot with lots of breaks. Ptarmigan Cirque. Please submit any useful information about climbing Mount Lougheed that may be useful to other climbers. Some basic to moderate to somewhat advanced climbing was needed. Damian and John with the North face of Mt Sparrowhawk in the distance As you get up there the alltrails route heads up to the left, I kept going up the creek bed doing my own route finding, took a left straight up an exposed slab drainage coming straight down, again really enjoyed this, was like scrambling the entire way up and brings you out right on track just above tree line. Windtower is a conspicuous landmark that can be seen from Highway 1, the Trans-Canada Highway in the Canmore area. Traversed right gradually heading up, once you come over the shoulder you’ll see the end of the first cliff band on your left, head around this, if you look straight up at the top of the scree slope you will see the trail you need to get to and there’s a cairn on top of an out crop, I went more to the right and did wide switchbacks to ease the grade....and the &@$! Took us 9.5 hours. Little Lougheed is one of my all-time favourite short hikes with a huge reward-to-effort ratio. The 4th peak of Lougheed, also known as “Wind Mountain” has been on my list the whole time thanks to a trip report from 2006 when Andrew Nugara posted an epic with … we did not finish as it was not a lot of fun. (2), Images 9h30 min, we stopped 200 m before the top and it was ok for us. Gillean is the founder of Rocky Mountain Books and, along with her husband, Tony, was awarded the Banff Mountain Festival’s Summit of Excellence Award in 2006. We were about 200m short of the summit. Mount Lougheed, a peak so huge and prominent that it even has its own sign and small viewing area on the trans-Canada highway., offers one of the most scenic approaches and best summit panoramas in Kananaskis! The small peak with the vertical cliffs in the foreground is Little Lougheed, a short and fun hike accessed from the west side. I guess it’s one of the secrets in the Rockies. You'll have to get creative navigating the terrains, but it is worth it once you reach the top. All Rights Reserved. Amedz Traveller ... 14:39. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Mount Lougheed – Peak II After hiking Headwall Lakes in crappy weather the day before, I was delighted with the clear, crisp air and the wonderful forecast for Sunday. Although not of remarkable elevation, the mountain … Once we got through that we made it to the first crux. It skirts around Lower Kananaskis Lake and crosses a waterfall before ascending 300m to the enchanting Rawson Lake. The Flying Scotsman YouTube … Keeping a close eye on the GPS helped us heaps. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. No trail, no tracks so plan your trip. Time: 1-2 hours. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. It made for a slow painful walk back. Areas can contain sub-areas or routes, but not both. My partner and I were happy to learn how to deal together in situation and happy ending. The trailhead is found near the Spray Lakes West Campground in Spray Valley Provincial Park off of Highway 742 (the Smith Dorrien Trail) out of Canmore. The top most summit is seen well from the summit of Rimwall just across Wind Pass to the north. Distance: 3.5 km. The Windtower (distant left) and 1st Peak of Mount Lougheed sit to the north and northeast, respectively. My buddy and I did this July 12,2020. Also the weather kept changing quick and didn’t want to get stuck at 3000m with another little storm rolling through. There is a trail that follows the ridge up around the rockband but this was quite snowy so we opted to pick our way up the rockband. There’s no real path and no markers to tell if you’re going in the right direction, you kind of just try to find the path of least resistance. Mount Lougheed has several summits, one of which is the tiny peak, known as "Little Lougheed." Traversing down the no fall areas where we climbed up looking for hand and feet holds made it slow and tricky. Started up the dry creek bed which I really enjoyed, very interesting picking your way through, head right where it forks. Once we made it around the south side that’s where things got tough. ), Cal and I had been trying to hook up for a trip for some time and when he suggested an … Hiking to the summit of Little Lougheed with the Spray Lakes Reservoir below us Where is Little Lougheed Hike Little Lougheed is located in the Spray Valley Provincial Park in Kananaskis. Amedz Traveller 209 views. The first one was formally called West Wind Mountain. It feels like a dream. And going down the screw wasn’t much fun either. Thanks heaps for the great all-day adventure of a lifetime Lougheed… Be the first to submit your climbing note! Table of Contents show scree), didn’t stay long, winds were close to 100k, could barely stand while bracing yourself. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Mount Lougheed, as … Mountain bikers will find a number of challenging trails open for their use. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until November. I wouldn’t recommend this to very many people. Lucky us we met 30 min but we didn't lost contact during that time. The bowl was incredibly windy! Cheers. Vern coming up the SW ridge. Starting back down the talus slope. If you're looking for something more interesting than a common path head up this unmaintained dried-up riverbed. Mount Lougheed 2 and 3 is a 9.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Canmore, Alberta, Canada that features a lake and is rated as difficult. She was exploring the area well before then, too, so she knows it intimately and in every season of the year. Since it was so loose and steep we kept sliding uncontrollably down it. There were several no falls zones which would leave you in a lot of pain if not dead if you fell. Take some time on your way back through the forest to really experience the creek that runs through it. Everyone else must fail. We found Spencer Creek and the trail following it on climber’s left without any issues … The face visible to the tourists, however, is not a scramble, but an easy scramble route does exist on the other side. This is hike is for extremely advanced hikers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until November. After leaving the creek, we headed to the waterfall but ended up ascending the slope on our left. 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