Cougar Peak (Canmore)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,643
Elevation Gain (m): 
1300
Round Trip Time: 
8.00
Total Distance (km): 
18.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

No real difficulties for seasoned scramblers. Beginners could find some sections a bit exposed or loose. Very different with snow - avalanche terrain and exposure.

Map

Trip Report

On Saturday, May 12 2018, Wietse and I managed to summit a peak that's been on my to-do list for quite a few years now. Over the years, since Bob Spirko first published an easy scrambling route to its summit, Cougar Peak (in the Fairholme Range rather than in the North Highwood) has slowly become a surprisingly popular Spring objective for people like me, eager to bag something more than a front range bump when many other deeper range peaks are still plastered in a mushy white coat of unpredictability.

 


!!Attention!! explor8ion.com is being updated and trip reports migrated to a new site while this one is still operational. The new version of this trip report can be found at https://verndewit.com/2018/05/12/cougar-peak-canmore/ and contains more photos in a modern format. For more information on this move and possible future changes please click here.


 

Add new comment

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.