Olympic Summit


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2002
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,425
Summit Elevation (ft): 
7,956
Elevation Gain (m): 
1350
Total Distance (km): 
15.00
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties - combined with an ascent of Mount Allan which is also a hike.

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Trip Report

Mount Allan is probably one of the closest you can get to a scramble and still call it a hike! I've done this one twice now - and loved it both times. Awesome views and a two-summit day make this one very highly recommended. On the way up Mount Allan you summit Olympic Summit, which is kind of a fail since it's only a minor bump. Oh well. I'll take easy summits any time I can! :)

 

This is also part of the highest maintained trails in the Canadian Rockies - the Centennial Trail, which is even higher than the Skyline trail in Jasper.

 


[Jeff prepares for the final summit push on Mount Allan.]
[Jeff grinding up the final scree slope.]

 
[Exploring the pinnacles above Olympic Summit on the way back down. 
[One of Lougheed's summits beyond the ascent slopes of Allan.] 
[Heading down from Olympic Summit.]

 
[Another pinnacle.]

 
[Heading down the obvious trail.]

 
[The trail up past Olympic Summit on my second ascent of Allan / Olympic Summit.]
[What a gorgeous view of Mount Lougheed!]
[Another stunning view west includes Sparrowhawk.]
[A whole gang on top this time.]
[The gang on the way back down through the pinnacles.]
[One of my all-time favorite shots off this hike.]
[Another fantastic late fall day in the hills.]
[Another favorite shot looking back towards Mount Bogart.]

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