Heart Mountain & Grant MacEwan Peak

Summit Elevation (m): 2148
Elevation Gain (m): 900
Trip Time (hr): 6.5
Total Trip Distance (km): 10.5
Quick ‘n Dirty Rating: Class 2/3 – you fall, you sprain or break something
Difficulty Notes: Easy to moderate scrambling depending on the route chosen up to the summit and on the alternate return.
Technical Rating: SC5; YDS (3rd)
GPS Track: Gaia
Map: Google Maps

Heart Mountain is an easy but fun scramble – and extremely popular. Since there was still no snow Jeff and I tackled this one in November 2001 and I repeated it along with Grant MacEwan again in January of 2009 as the same loop route.

Heart Mountain and Grant MacEwan Peak Route Map
Summit panorama looking towards Twin Towers (Jewell Peak) and Barrier Lake.
Panorama over Heart Mountain to McGillivray (L), Grotto, Gap, Fable and others.

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