Richards, Mount (Sleeping Indian)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,377
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,799
Elevation Gain (m): 
1500
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
19.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Some loose, difficult scrambling on the upper mountain with delicate routefinding.

Map
Trip Report

The weather forecast for the Alberta Rockies wasn't looking great for the 2nd weekend in September 2016. Big surprise. Not! I had a choice to make, and it was harder than it should have been. Stay home and sleep in or drive 3+ hours to Waterton Lakes National Park where the forecast was quite positive. Guess which movie I chose to watch with Kaycie on Friday evening? The Revenant. What else was I supposed to watch before solo hiking in one of the most dense bear concentrated parks in the Rockies?! When I fell asleep I still wasn't sure what I'd be doing Saturday morning, but set my alarm for 05:00 just in case I got some inspiration while sleeping.

 


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Comments

Hi Vern,thanks for fun srcamble and credits in the trip log..beautiful pictures..cheers Rod Q

Hey Rod - nice meeting you and Trevor and having some company on the crux. You guys definitely boosted my desire to bag the summit.

Will take on it this season,I hope :)

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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