Centennial Ridge

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Centennial Ridge
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 40)
  • Activity: Hiking
  • Height: 2,819 m (9,249 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,500 m (4,922 ft)
  • Distance: 20.5 km / Traverse (12.7 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 8.3°
  • Estimated Time: 6.5-9 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Hard
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS.

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I didn't plan to come here. I was thinking to do a quick hike since rain was coming in afternoon, but when I got Kananaskis, I changed my mind because leaf was turning yellow. I thought Mount Allan might be a good spot to see them from higher ground.

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Interesting clouds. The snow covered mountain is Fisher Peak I am guessing.

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Ok, it wasn't as awesome as I thought it would be… Mount Kidd on the right.

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Mount Allan is always my to do list. During the summer this mountain is full of green and looks very beautiful. I have to come back in summer.

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The summit is on the right. Once I get to the upper part, it became easy ridge walking which I love.

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Rollover to see mountain names.

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I really thought this place is cool. That tall thin rock wall is as high as 5-floor building I guess. I personally call this path, the Dragon's back.

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Very interesting.

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Left is Kananaskis, and far right is Canmore and Banff. Mountains on the center are Wind Mountain and Mount Lougheed.

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On the way to descend, I met these folks. They said they were going to do traverse of Centennial Ridge instead of going back like I was. They said there was one more person can fit in a car, so I joined them.

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Snowy side is Mount Allan.

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Felt like I was in the world of Load of the Ring. Mr. Frodo? Wait Mr. Frodo! Wait for me!!

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As expected, light shower hit us and ground got slippery but everyone still had fun.

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I know these dudes. I saw in Planet Earth DVD. Emperor penguins.


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