Fang, The


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,804
Elevation Gain (m): 
985
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
26.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy hiking and scrambling to the summit block, moderate steps to the exposed summit.

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Trip Report

After completing an 11 day canoe trip in the NW wilderness of Ontario, I was ready for a good dosage of Rockies scenery again on Monday, August 13 2018. There was a huge issue with this plan though. Wildfires in British Columbia, one province to the west, were once again conspiring to ruin lungs and views throughout the Rockies. My Facebook and IG feeds were full of nothing but gray smokey "views" and complaints of the ruinous apocalyptic phenomenon that is apparently becoming the new "normal" in August and September for outdoor enthusiasts in Alberta and BC. Phil and I had similar doomsday conditions threatening our previous trip over North Molar Pass on our ascents of Cataract and Molarstone Peak, but we got pretty lucky with the views on that trip. Could I count on lady luck again in this beautiful area of Banff National Park, tucked away behind the busy hwy 93 corridor to Jasper? Apparently - YES, I could!

 


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Comments

Yo Vern - thanks as always for posting such great trip reports and phenomenal photos! - great to see you out there chasing the more distant and obscure peaks that don't get many visits. This one brought back a good memory
- a winter camping trip up that way - I guess I had logged it as "Molar Pass Peak" after boot packing to the top - yikes it was 33 years ago in January of 1985! Stay safe!

Gorgeous photos! Looks like an awesome one.. the one I did in this area was so amazing, I'd like to explore that area further. Would like to see a report of your canoe trip in Ontario, that sounds like it must have been a good time.

Thanks Kate. I will be posting a trip report for the canoe trip - those take a while because there's so many photos and video! :)

Hey Vern - very interesting post as I was in the area not long ago on the South Molar Pass but have never hiked the North Molar. I might go for it this weekend. In any event I am also looking forward to seeing your post on the canoe trip!

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