Grizzly Peak Attempt 2

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Grizzly Peak II
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 40)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,500 m (8,203 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 870 m (2,854 ft)
  • Distance: 6.3 km / Round Trip (3.9 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 15.4°
  • Estimated Time: 3-5 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Red line is the actual track I took up to where I went which was recorded by my GPS. The track in GPX is incomplete as I could not make the summit.

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2nd try on Grizzly Peak. It was funny that weather was a factor and once we get on HW40 from HW1, it was raining pretty much all the way until Grizzly Peak. Suddenly there was blue sky.

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"Dudes what you think you are doing here. This is my farm humans", they said.

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Unlike the last time, I could park at the right place. Going around the mountain from South side.

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Giraffe.

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Mount Evan-Thomas and giraffes.

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Still there was much snow as you can see. It's pretty though.

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Backside of Grizzly. Very interesting how the rocks spike out like that.

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This mountain is famous for sheeps wandering around because West side of the mountain is steep grassy terrain, which give them food and protection. Which also means best to be done when it is dry. Wet grass gave me no grip what so ever and the steep terrain didn't help me at all.

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These animals don't have any problem going up place like that in wet condition.

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At the end of the day, we were almost there but we decided to go backā€¦ I failed two in a row!!


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