Banded Traverse (Elbow 4 Peaks)
A beautiful traverse over four mountains in the Elbow Valley
Trail Running Difficult
- 30 km
- 2.4 km
- 2.4 km
- 7-8 hrs
- Low Point
- 1.6 km
- High Point
- 3 km
The route begins at Forget-Me-Not parking lot. You'll have a bit of time to warm up. As you run along part of the big elbow loop, you will start to climb your first peak: Mount Glasgow.
You will gain your elevation here and be rewarded with views. You will have to navigate a bit to reach the peak.
Once on the peak, you will see where you need to go next: Mount Cornwall, which requires a small descent and a small climb back up. You will not lose that much elevation here, but you might find some snow even late into the summer. ' Outlaw Peak is not far, and not much effort to get to. You will have to descend Outlaw Peak through some large rocks, where it puts you at the base of Banded Peak.
Here is the biggest challenge. It is a mental grind to reach the summit, and climbing Banded peak over the pancake rocks to just come down can be harder mentally than physically. Then it's downhill from there and back to the Big Elbow loop, where you will meet up with where you started.