Mount Rae

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Mount Rae
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (South)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 3,218 m (10,558 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,070 m (3,511 ft)
  • Distance: 9.1 km / Round Trip (5.7 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 13.2°
  • Estimated Time: 4-7 hrs
  • Technicality: Expert.1a (but avoidable then advanced)
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Red line is the actual track I took up to where I went which was recorded by my GPS. The route we took after the col was not on trail. Ridge we took require more skills and there are spots with brief exposure. For that I rate this mountain expert.

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Ptarmigan Cirque, what a pretty place to hike.

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Looking back the way we came. I am attempting ridge walking on the mountains in the picture. Part of the ridge walk will be Mount Tyrwhitt and Mount Pocaterra which you can find in Kane's book.

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Mount Rae's pinnacle shows up like a peak.

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So the scramble began.

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Take a break and enjoy the view.

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Then more scramble. Get steeper as it get closer to the col. It's not as bad as it appears in the picture actually.

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At the col. NW seeing Elpoca and Tombstone Mountain.

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The ridge. As you can see there is a trail down below which should take you to the peak safely, but if you take the ridge, you need to be prepared for scramble and brief exposures.

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Kevin as always.

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At the summit looking at neighbors - Mount Arethusa, Storm Mountain, Mist Mountain. As it was forecasted thunderstorm started near, but it was only 2 pm. Much earlier than I anticipated.

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It's becoming traditional, panorama and names. (Mouse over)

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Another pic of Elpoca Mountain.

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Looking back the ridge.

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Summit picture *:・゚\( ̄(エ) ̄*)

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Accidents have reported in the past. I wonder what kind of accidents they were… Look my toes aren't even touching rock. Some spots in this ridge really have to throw yourself out bit toward edge.

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No way!! Look, the storm is hitting Storm Mountain. We hasted back. There were thunders and was kinda scary that my metal poles were making buzz constantly.

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Well we got wet but safely made the way back.


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