Mt Lipsett

 

Entrance to trail

Entrance to trail

July 2nd Wednesday 2014

Mt Lipsett in Kananaskis Country in the Highwood Pass area. The trail starts off Hwy 40 67 km south of Hwy 1.to the Highwood Pass parking lot, toilets here. From there it is another 13km. The parking lot as photo shows, in gallery,  is still under construction.The trail follows an old mining road and although over grown in some areas it is a very gentle switchback climb. The first section is a little muddy. I would recomend this hike for it’s easy ascent  to magnificent views.

Yes there is a muddy section about 1 km from the trail head

Yes there is a muddy section about 1 km from the trail head

After this section the road becomes more evident and the hike more enjoyable as height is gained and views appear.

Trail road in good condition

Trail road in good condition

The exit from the woods and into the open alpine takes about 1 hr 30 mins.

Road is still visable in the Alpine

Road is still visable in the Alpine

The first mountain in view is not actually your destination. The indirect route goes to the left so you can come up the col past two minor summits.

 

Coming over the first of the lower Knolls

Coming over the first of the lower Knolls

 

Heading to the second rocky knoll.Mist Mt behind

Heading to the second rocky knoll.Mist Mt behind

The official summit. Lossing some elevation after the second rocky knoll

The official summit. Lossing some elevation after the second rocky knoll

 

One of the two Mt Lipsett summits

One of the two Mt Lipsett summits

MtLipsett

MtLipstt pofile

 

Distance return 15.2 km Time return 6 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 800 m Elevation to Summit 750 m Summit height 2585 m

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