Distance 10.0 km one way, height gain 619 m, moderately strenuous
One of the best ridge walks in the Canadian Rockies. An almost three-km long tightrope of scree poised between the neve of Northover Glacier, and scree slopes plunging over 1200 m, or nearly 5,000 ft. into Joffre Creek
Start: Aster Lake via #69 or Three Isle Lake via #71.
Difficulty: In places the ridge is narrow and airy. You need a reasonable head for heights. Wait for good conditions and pick a relatively calm day.
Note: Combine it with routes #69 and 71 (and even routes #72 and 73)
to experience the best backpacking trip, not just in K Country, but in the whole of the Canadian Rockies.
- Photo Sonny Bou
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 1 Trail #70
Trailhead: Upper Lake 50.610137N, -115.119026W
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Last updated Jun 23, 2018