Mount Lawrence Grassi

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Mount Lawrence Grassi
  • Location: Canmore
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,685 m (8,809 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 m (3,609 ft)
  • Distance: 10.4 km / Round Trip (6.5 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 12.0°
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hrs
  • Technicality: Advanced
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
Pink line is the actual track I took which was recorded by my GPS. I don't recommend this one in winter, since ascent ridge becomes slabby and narrower near the top. Slipping can be fatal. Look for 2 cairns. The first one at side of the river where you stop walking along the river. The second one indicates the entrance to trail where ascending starts.

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Route is straight forward. Just go up.

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Entering in to atmosphere of Neptune.

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East summit block.

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As we got closer to the summit, it got slabby and more difficult to walk in snow condition.

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Most of the way up, we were under clouds, but there were moments we got view. Looking at EEOR.

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Old man coming up.

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At the summit. Perfect weather. Just as what I was looking for. No view of Canmore. From left, Wil, me with Chevy racing toque (return of #88!! Jr. Nation!!), and Andrea.

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It was actually short. Three of us had the same reaction when we found out we were at the summit. "Already?"

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Really needed to step carefully. The narrowest part of the ridge was about 2m, drops both sides, and slabby.

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Ship's Prow and Big Sister.

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Peeping Tom hole. Mouseover to peep.

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Oops this is the same view from page 2!!

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Going back to car.


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