This time we headed to Association Peak in Kananaskis. We started to hike at 2pm with the intention to experience the beauty of the sunset and full moon at the peak.
We found lots of beautiful wild flowers, and the mosquitoes/bugs were crazy!! This was a very challenging and long hike in the afternoon and through the night. It took us close to 11 hours including some breaks to the top, but sadly we didn't summit.
One of our friends had an accident (fall) and she had to be lifted by helicopter. It was a scary experience to request for a rescue helicopter to land on a difficult terrain in the mountains. Glad she is recovering well and can't wait to be back in the mountains.
Even though the approach is painful sometimes, this was an awesome moderate scramble. Descend at night with the sight of the full moon. Loving my adventure seeking group!
Association Peak Scramble in Kananaskis. Directions: From Calgary, follow Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 West and take exit 114. Keep going on AB-1X North for about 4 km and turn right on Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A. Continue for just over 2 km and you`ll see an indication to the Mt Yamnuska parking lot, turn left and head up to the parking 1 km further.
About 11 hours one way.
Elevation gain about 1051m