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Ha Ling & Miner's Peaks

This is my first time driving such as long distance just by myself (from Edmonton to Canmore), plus I had to organize and prepare the entire trip, I mean, a 7-day-trip. Ha Ling and Miner's Peaks are also my first and second winter scrambles. With very little experience in winter adventure, I wore too many layers. So I had to strip off several layers on the trail. Well it was still below zero, but when doing steep uphill hiking, I would soon sweat a lot. The start section of the trail is well marked, but as I approaching treeline, I had to change to snowshoe and do trail breaking by myself, as I couldn’t see any trail going up. So I went straight up towards the summit, which is off route of course, but with experience on scrambling, it’s not a problem at all. The section above treeline gets wind blown, so pretty much just a late season scramble to the summit. The trip continues with an ascent of Miner's Peak. See next album.

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Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
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Stripping off layers
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Stripping off layers
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At treeline
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At treeline
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East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Goat Range
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Goat Range
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Goat Range
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Goat Range
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Canmore corridor
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Canmore corridor
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Canmore corridor
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Canmore corridor
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Grassi Lake
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Grassi Lake
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The shear East face
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The shear East face
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Grotto Mountain
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Grotto Mountain
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Fairholme & Premier Range
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Fairholme & Premier Range
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Mount Charles Stewart
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Mount Charles Stewart
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Mount Lady MacDonald
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Mount Lady MacDonald
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Fairholme Range
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Fairholme Range
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My backpack on the summit
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My backpack on the summit
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Lac des Arcs
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Lac des Arcs
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Looking back at Ha Ling
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Looking back at Ha Ling
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Canmore from Ha Ling / Miner's col
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Canmore from Ha Ling / Miner's col
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Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
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East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
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The summit
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The summit
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Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
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Miner's Peak in foreground
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Miner's Peak in foreground
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Goad Range
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Goad Range
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Spray River & EEOR
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Spray River & EEOR
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Zoomed-in looking at Ha Ling
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Zoomed-in looking at Ha Ling
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My tracks
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My tracks
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East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
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Goat Range
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Goat Range
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Whiteman's Gap & Smith-Dorrien Road
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Whiteman's Gap & Smith-Dorrien Road
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My Vehicle
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My Vehicle
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