Mount Engadine

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Mount Engadine
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,970 m (9,745 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,370 m (4,495 ft)
  • Distance: 10.3 km / Loop (6.4 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 14.9°
  • Estimated Time: 6-9 hrs
  • Technicality: Expert.2b
  • Fitness Level: Hard
Red line is the actual track I took up to where I went which was recorded by my GPS.

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Heavy haze stayed for almost entire summer. I haven't seen such a clear visivility for months. What a day to go hike!

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Mark challenging warm up scramble.

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This ridge takes us to the peak. At the end of the ridge, rubble slope awaits.

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This ridge wasn't as sharp as I expected. Scrambles weren't too bad neither.

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Still never underestimate mountains. One slip you are gone.

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I found a big fossil. It was maybe 12 cm long. Not sure what it is though.

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This is the same spot as the picture in Kane's scramble book. Spray Lakes behind.
(Photo By Mark Evans)

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Approching more difficult part of the ridge. Just before overhanged ridge.
(Photo By Mark Evans)

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At the top. The Tower. I failed for the first time, I need to finish this one sometimes.

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West side.

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North side.

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Mount Assiniboine looked so close yet I could see it so clearly.

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We chose to take different ridge for decsent. Of course, with the ridge walker, what I was thinking. This route is different from Kane's book or other websites' routes that I found.

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Turned out to be this ridge was sharper and more challenging. Me with my Hulk gloves.
(Photo By Mark Evans)

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Turned out to be this ridge was far more challenging. We went off-route and created ourselves the crux of the day, tradition continues!! Climber's scramble, but you can easily avoid this rock band by start decsending along from here.

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This is what happens when a bear cheat on his wife.

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I think no matter which route you take, bushwacking is not avoidable. Our route had a long bushwhacking to get back to the car.


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