Lipalian Mountain

Higher up Lipalian looking at the Larch Area

September 24th 2017

Lipalian mountain over looks the Lake Louise Larch ski hill.

  • Start at Fish Creek Parking as for Skoki Lodge/Hidden Lake
  • Hike up road towards Temple Lodge
  • Just before lodge head up Lookout ski run
  • Stay on ski run coming to a cat track
  • Follow up to larch chair
  • From Chair enter a small gully to the right of the ski sign
  • At boulders cut across left and the up scree slope
  • At top of scree slope walk up final ridge to Summit cairn
  • Walk back down and cut across right to Purple Peak
  • Across ridge to summit of Purple Peak
  • Drop down onto Wolverine Ridge
  • Ridge to Valley
  • At the end of the Valley do not follow creek stay left and find trail going down an over grown cut line
  • Meet Skoki /Hidden lake trail
  • Left back to Fish Creek


Looking back at the start of Lookout and the road up from Fish Creek parking to Temple Lodge

Lipalian behind the ski chair at Larch lift station

Bill practicing for the up cominfg season

Having a break at the top of Larch Chair

Heading up the small gully to Lipalian from the Chair

Looking at the route up Lipalian from Larch lift station.

Larch Chair and golden larch’s from small gully

Mt temple and Paradise Valley

Three hikers near the crest of the hill

The rest of the group heading for the summit of Mt Lipalian

Purple peak near and Unity Mt center left

Quadra Faye valley of the Ten Peaks and Temple

Purple Peak becomes Purple

Looking back at Lipalian and the ridge to Purple Peak

For the skiers this is the Rock Garden from Wolverine Ridge

Looking into Wolverine  valley

Wolverine Ridge

Wolverine Valley is very beautiful

In Wolverine valley

Looking back at the route into Wolverine Valley from the ridge

Wolverine valley with Whitehorn behind

Out of the Valley and heading down to Skoki Trail down over grown cut line

Distance return 17 km Time return 6:30 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 1200 m Elevation to Summit 1162 m Summit height 2720 m

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