Great Divide Traverse, August 16-18th, 2018
Join the Alpine Air guides for this mega classic alpine hiking traverse through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Beginning at Moraine Lake, we will hike up and over Wenkchemna Pass to the Eagle Eyre; from there we will be hiking off trail up to Opabin Pass and descend the Opabin Glacier to Lake O’Hara. After an honest day in the hills we will head out to the Lake Louise hostel to spend the night.
The morning of our second day we will hike the All Souls Alpine route and use the Lake Oesa, Yukness ledges connector to approach Abbott Pass where we will spend our second night, if the group is up for it.
Our decent to Lake Louise will be made via the Fuhrman Ledges to the Plain of six glaciers where we will make our way back to Lake Louise and the end of our journey. This is a non-technical route but does have some REAL exposure where the guides will be using the rope to calm some nerves, 1-2 lowers depending on conditions and voila a rarely visited alpine ledge will rap around the shoulder of Mt Lefroy.
This trip is a Scrambling/Hiking traverse which requires intermediate-advanced hiking fitness. There is off trail hiking, glacier travel and some exposure where a rope is required.
Day 1: 1000 m of elevation gain/loss & 18 kms of travel
Day 2: 915 m of elevation gain & 4.5 kms of travel
Day 3: 1200 m of elevation loss & 9.5 kms of travel