Saturday August 24th.
First time up Mt Eiffel and took this trip with the ACC of Edmonton. Thanks Bernie great leadership.
The day was not perfect for weather with Mt Temple in and out of the clouds.Eiffel stayed clear but as is always the case when clouds swirl around the summits the wind is brisk and cold.
The crux to any hike is finding the best starting point. The Eiffel trail start is just past the turn off for Eiffel Lake, but up the Sentinel Pass trail. I did not measure the distance but it is the first significant trail to the left. Still within the trees. This gives you access to the ridge via a well defined path through the trees to the open ridge.
The trail is well-worn and until higher up the options are clear .When a choice has to made bear left for a less steeper ascent.
A bit of scrambling around the first big rock to the right then the gullies.
The rocks on either side are bullet proof when dry.
The views from the summit are very similar to Temples but you get a better view into the Wenkchemna Pass,but for some reason I could not see Eiffel Lake.
Distance 10.9 km . Elevation Gain to Summit 1230 m. Time 3hrs up. 7 hrs total .