Princess Margaret Mountain


Trip Date: May 21, 2016
Trip time: 6.5 hours
Distance: 10 kms
Elevation Gain: 1,300m
Route: Non official
Difficulty: Difficult scrambling with some route finding at the slabs


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Trip Report:

Princess Margaret Mountain has a short and easy approach with lots of hands on scrambling making it the most enjoyable scramble in the immediate Canmore area. The exposure on Princess Margaret Mountain isn’t that bad compared to other difficult scrambles but some careful route finding is required, if the line chosen were even slightly to either side one could venture into climbers scramble terrain quickly. Scrambles similar to Princess Margaret Mountain in terms of difficulty are: Mount Norquay, Mount Burstall & Mount Engadine (for a rough comparison). The most difficult section, a 2-3 meter down-climb right before the push to the true summit, is easily bypassed slightly to the left.


Princess Margaret summit (May 21, 2016)

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Half way up the SE Ridge of Princess Margaret Mountain (May 21, 2016) thanks @ruchely for the 📸

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Final push to the summit of Princess Margaret Mountain (May 21, 2016)

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