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Corrections and additions to Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies (these corrections plus more are included in all printings since 1999)

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***Another printing of "Scrambles" which has been on shelves since late summer 2001 incorporates most info here and more as well.

Inglismaldie Access to this peak will be restricted if not prevented entirely due to planned creation of a wildlife corridor.

Akamina Ridge Don't follow boundary cutline, may have deadfall. Hike to Forum Lake and either go up slopes at left rear of lake or follow signed hiking trail from lake onto ridge to west.

No free camping in K-Country Overnight backcountry fee of $3.00 for funding trail maintenance in Kananaskis Country applicable as of summer 1999, check with visitor info booth and Ranger stations. Yes, all good things must come to an end.  Will they now clear deadfall enroute to Aster Lake since they are charging a fee? Doubtful.

Lake Louise/Moraine Lake area: Parties of 6 or more ONLY are allowed in Larch and Paradise Valley when the Grizzly-in-residence is around. If the bear eventually moves on, this will be lifted. Check Lake Louise visitor centre. This affects Sheol, Eiffel, Temple, Panorama Ridge, Babel Tower and many other peaks around Moraine Lake/Paradise Valley whether climbs or scrambles.

Quota at Aster Lake in Kananaskis: At Aster Lake random camping is no longer permitted as of summer 1999 and due to bear concerns, food storage lockers are supplied. Authorities want everyone to camp near food lockers at Aster Lake outlet stream. No exceptions for climbers apparently; They really don't care how much further you have to walk.  (403-591-6322)

Yamnuska parking change: The parking lot and trail head has been relocated slightly to rehabilitate the meadows where parking was previously. Nice trail up now.

Mount Weed parking spot is now paved.

Mt Ward Can't drive the last km or so due to washout.

Mt Warspite leaving the trail at interpretive stop #8 is best on approach

Mt Sarbach Distance is 73 km north of TransCanada Hwy, not 45 km. The distance given from Sask Crossing is correct, however. (Thanks to Roberto Pavesio!)

 

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