Summit Elevation (m): 2525, 2819
Trip Date: Saturday, September 14, 2002
Round Trip Time (hrs): Unknown
Elevation Gain (m): 1350
Total Trip Distance (km): 15
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2 – you fall, you sprain something
Difficulty Notes: No difficulties – combined with an ascent of Mount Allan which is also a hike.
Technical Rating: OT4; YDS (Hiking)
GPS Track: Download
Map: Google Maps
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.