Wasootch Peak | C'est Notre Monde

Canmore

The short but intense ascent of Wasootch Peak

Hiking Difficult

Distance
6.2 km
Ascent
867 m
Descent
867 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.3 km
Gradient
20˚
Wasootch Peak | C'est Notre Monde Map

At 2300 meters high, Wasootch Peak can be climbed with an easy but tiring scramble. Located in the Kananaskis Region (Alberta), only 1h20 away from Calgary, this short distance high elevation hike is a real leg burner. The summit is worth the effort though, with a 360-degree panorama of the region, including the Natiska ski resort, Wasootch Ridge, Porcupine Ridge and even Midnight Peak. https://www.cnotremonde.com/en/itineraries/alberta-en/wasootch-peak-2/

Description

À 2300m d’altitude, Wasootch Peak est une montagne dont le sommet est accessible par un scrambling facile mais éprouvant. Située dans la région de Kananaskis (Alberta), à seulement 1h20 de Calgary, cette randonnée de courte distance et au fort dénivelé est un vrai “leg burner” (expression angloghone se traduisant par “bruleur de jambes” - En gros, c’est très demandant en montée). Le sommet rocheux mérite l’effort en offrant un panorama à 360 degrés sur la région et notamment sur la station de ski Natiska, le mont Kananaskis, Wasootch Ridge, Porcupine Ridge ou encore Midnight Peak. https://www.cnotremonde.com/randonnees/alberta/wasootch-peak/

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation