Photos and video from hiking Mt Lorette and actually completing it to the summit
this time.


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Walter started outdoor school last week and loves it so much, the school posted this
photo of him and his buddy Grayson enjoying the 'ladder'.


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We got an early start in order to ensure we were done early. The tough part of the start of Mt
Lorette is you have to ford to Kananaskis River. This is COLD! Although this time of year, the
water is a LOT lower than it was when Louis and I tried to do it earlier in the summer.


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Crossing the river is a quick way to wake up without coffee.


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Dan gives this spot of the river crossing a big thumbs up.


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The route up Lorette is obvious here through the power lines.


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You can see the effects of fall making its way through the valley here.


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Interesting colour on the mountains in the morning.


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Nice colour on the snow-capped parts of the Opal range.


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Dan making his way up the 'unrelenting scree slopes'. The guide calls this out as
'foreshortened', meaning it feels like you're almost there for a couple of hours.


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Nice shot looking back down the unrelenting scree.


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Once we cleared the high point on the hike, the other side of the mountain was BLOWING!
I'd call it out at well in excess of 80 km/hour, and we decided to go hard and fast and
make the summit and get back. Here are Dan and I on the summit with a look back to Skogan Peak.

Video of the view from the summit



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Summit of Mt Lorette during a gale force wind storm.


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This side of the mountain showed rime ice and a bit of snow too.


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We found this sweet marmot hanging out in the wind.


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Another shot of the marmot.


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Nice look around.

Video of Dan crossing the Kananaskis River


Video of me crossing the Kananaskis River


Garmin data from our outing is HERE , with a 5h45 min time and 1300m elevation gain. Return to picture index