One of the highest mountains in Alberta and one hell of a mountain adventure. Run by moraine lake and see the Valley of 10 peaks. Stand on top of one of the tallest mountains in Alberta.

Statistics

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

One challenge is getting a parking spot at Moraine lake.

Once you accomplish that you can head on past Moraine lake and up towards Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass.

It is a climb up but very straight forward and quick.

You can make good time heading to Larch Valley.

As you cross the lake and climb Sentinel Pass it will be more rocky but it is well defined trail.

Take a break and enjoy the view as it might not last long.

Snack break and prepare to climb up Temple.

A helmet is highly recommended for debris falling.

This is where paying attention and navigating correctly is key.

You do not want to get sucked into going far right as you will get yourself into some spicy terrain.

You will feel like you want to snake back and forth from the left and through the scree and pancake rocks.

It is very loose and fragile rock as you head up.

It is a grind and lots of elevation.

Weather can come in at any time so be prepared.

You might see some snow or ice so also prepare with micro spikes or crampons.

Hopefully you have a great view and can see Moraine lake from way up there.

Going down will be hard as well with fragile footing.