Spoon Needle (Aiguille de la Cuiller)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,165
Elevation Gain (m): 
1150
Round Trip Time: 
7.00
Total Distance (km): 
21.00
Difficulty Notes: 

There are a few narrow / exposed sections of ridge where if you slip it's game over. Otherwise it's easy.

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Trip Report

On Saturday, February 15 2014, Steven Song and I completed one of very few ski ascents of "Spoon Needle" in Kananaskis Country, east of the Fortress Ski resort. There was many years when this lowly, but striking, peak saw only 1 ascent per season, but thanks to the internet and both it's easy nature and prominent appearance from Hwy 40, the peak is gaining in popularity. Alas, since most people choose it as an off season objective, there are almost as many routes as there are ascents.

 


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