Little McDougall (Volcano Peak)

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Little McDougall
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 40)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,553 m (8,376 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,070 m (3,511 ft)
  • Distance: 12.5 km / Round Trip (7.8 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 9.7°
  • Estimated Time: 6-8 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS. We missed a turn and went wrong way. Don't miss waypoing "Left 2"

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Bush here was absolutely terrible. I suggest to avoid bushwhacking as much as you can.

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After terrifying bushwhacking finally we got out of trees.

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Now we had to face with ankle breaking traps. The tall mountain in behind is Old Baldy Mountain.

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Getting on top of ridge. Now we had to deal with cold wind.

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All the obstacles weren't enough, we had to avoid sudden land subsidence.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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Took us 5 hours to get to the peak. Far longer than I anticipated.

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Weather was far better than weather forecast. We had a good use of a nice weather.

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Group picture. From left, Mark, Christian, Ali, and me. It was the first time hiking with Christian. He is a faithful reader of my website and that how we ended up hiking together. He posted his video from the summit in YouTube.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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The ridge continues to the real summit of Mount McDougall.

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Some interesting low clouds formed over the mountains on the other side. This picture is one in million. Look low clouds and Mr. Bean in the same picture!!

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Going back. Mountain on the left is Wedge. Could have seen the Fortress and other mountains but they were covered by clouds.
(Photo By Ali Shariat)

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We aimed the creek opening. The descent route was far better than our ascent route.


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