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Hike to Mount Lipsett / Kananaskis Country / Highway 40 - Postponed!

Description:  The highest of three summits, on what could technically be called the western outlier of Mist Mountain, is accessed by an old coal exploration road and a trail, which make the going easy but very long via the interminable southeast ridge.  Nevertheless, this is a popular trail, not least because the array of summer flowers are amazing.

•  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government   


•  Carpooling:  Use at your own discretion and what you are comfortable with.

•  No food / snack sharing.

•  Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.

•  Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect


•  Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as

   Toilet paper, etc.

•  Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide


•  Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.

•  Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact

    information to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement.

•  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.

Hiking Distance:                  14 Kilometers Return / 4 to 5 Hours

Elevation Gain:                    714 Meters / 2342 Feet

Travel Distance:                  167 Kilometers One Way / 2 Hours / 12.6 Kms South of Highwood Pass

Difficulty Level:                   Moderate to Difficult

Potential Hazards:  This area is very popular with bears and it is recommended to carry bear spray!  It should be accessible and travel in groups.  Also, this is a high mountain peak, so we must always be on guard against lightning strikes.

Rendezvous Point:  North Edworthy Park, northeast corner.  Please arrive 15 minutes before so a vehicle convey can be arranged, as we will be leaving at 7:30 a.m. sharp.  

Event Coordinator:  For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Lori at (403) 283-7386 or by email at or Bob at (403) 228-9057 (home) or by email


Guest Policy:  The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues.  Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy prior to Covid-19.

Policy on Pets:  As this is a very popular and busy trail, pets will not be allowed.

Please make sure that you have purchased your Kananaskis Conservation Pass ahead of time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:30 AM until 6:00 PM
Edworthy Park, North Parking Lot, Northeast Corner - Look for the Gray Toyota Camry.
Carpool Meeting Location / North Edworthy Park
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lori Davidson
Trip Coordinator
Robert S Wilson
Registration is closed
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
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Refunds may be considered in extenuating circumstances, if there is no cost to the Club, or if the event is full and another member fills your spot. A $25.00 fee will apply. Inform your event host, and as soon as possible.
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