Mt Eiffel Scramble

Big Summit Cairn Mt Eiffel

Big Summit Cairn
Mt Eiffel

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.

Views of Sentinel Pass on the begining of the ridge above tree line

Views of Sentinel Pass on the begining of the ridge above tree line

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.

Easy early going

Easy early going

A bit of scrambling around the first big rock to the right then the gullies.

Rough line of route up

Rough line of route up

The big rock

The big rock

Scrambling up one of the two gullies

Scrambling up one of the two gullies

The rocks on either side are bullet proof when dry.

Mt Temple from the summit

Mt Temple from the summit

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 .

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