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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
81 views
 
Stripping off layers
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Stripping off layers
68 views
 
At treeline
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At treeline
58 views
 
East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
55 views
 
East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
53 views
 
Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
56 views
 
Goat Range
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Goat Range
54 views
 
Goat Range
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Goat Range
52 views
 
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81 views
 
Canmore corridor
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Canmore corridor
51 views
 
Canmore corridor
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Canmore corridor
39 views
 
Grassi Lake
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Grassi Lake
59 views
 
The shear East face
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The shear East face
48 views
 
Grotto Mountain
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Grotto Mountain
56 views
 
Fairholme & Premier Range
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Fairholme & Premier Range
58 views
 
Mount Charles Stewart
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Mount Charles Stewart
51 views
 
Mount Lady MacDonald
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Mount Lady MacDonald
39 views
 
Fairholme Range
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Fairholme Range
61 views
 
My backpack on the summit
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My backpack on the summit
113 views
 
Lac des Arcs
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Lac des Arcs
59 views
 
Looking back at Ha Ling
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Looking back at Ha Ling
53 views
 
Canmore from Ha Ling / Miner's col
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Canmore from Ha Ling / Miner's col
50 views
 
Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
80 views
 
East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
52 views
 
The summit
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The summit
55 views
 
Ha Ling Peak
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Ha Ling Peak
34 views
 
Miner's Peak in foreground
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Miner's Peak in foreground
46 views
 
Goad Range
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Goad Range
37 views
 
Spray River & EEOR
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Spray River & EEOR
44 views
 
Mt. Lawrence Grassi
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Mt. Lawrence Grassi
53 views
 
Zoomed-in looking at Ha Ling
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Zoomed-in looking at Ha Ling
66 views
 
My tracks
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My tracks
50 views
 
East End of Rundle
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East End of Rundle
78 views
 
Goat Range
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Goat Range
67 views
 
Whiteman's Gap & Smith-Dorrien Road
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Whiteman's Gap & Smith-Dorrien Road
67 views
 
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49 views
 
My Vehicle
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My Vehicle
52 views
 
Photos taken by Steven