The ridge walk was very nice. Dan is barely discernable on the high point of the ridge. Seeking Advice: Northover Ridge from Three Isle Lake (Kananaskis, AB) I have a couple of nights booked at Three Isle Lake next month and I'm trying to decide what to do with my full day in the area. Mount Northover (left) and Mount Joffre (right) dominate the skyline. Looking back down the scree slope, towards Northover Tarns and Warrior Mountain. Once we got back to the gravel flats it was decision time. Tough looking scramble! Northover Ridge Figure Eight RECOMMENDED ROUTE. Hiking Northover Ridge (narrow section) in less than ideal conditions. The entire Northover Ridge Traverse pl In one part, the glacier was separated from the north side of the ridge by about 4 feet, making for what looked like a never-ending crevasse. The path to the top of the ridge lay in the grey slope directly above them, although to get to the path up, you first had to traverse almost all the way to the snow. One of the best ridge walks in the Canadian Rockies. I came here to conquer Mt Northover via South Ridge and that's the main goal for this trip, so we agreed to do Northover first. Northover Ridge in Kananaskis Country is a typically 3 day hike through some of the most scenic terrain in Kananaskis Country in Alberta. May 20, 2020 Bre Mirynech. Amazing views, super aesthetic, fucking talus the whole way. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of You’ll hike over ridge lines, through alpine meadows and past perfect lakes. Another issue on … My group and I opted to admire the views from below after stepping off scree to wallow in 45cm of isothermal slush on the flats a ways below the base of the ascent slope. Warrior and Cordonnier can be left for the back-up plan for Mount Joffre, so we finally made the decision to stick to original plan, Northover to Worthington to McHarg. Many folks were invited, but in the end it was just the four of us who made it. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. The scenery was beautiful on both sides, and the exposure in parts was pretty exciting. If you have any trouble with the Iceline, do a few more trips before Northover. Distance 10.0 km one way, height gain 619 m, moderately strenuous. You can run some sections but the talus and the exposure are pretty limiting, especially if you're solo. Temperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Sat night, min -18°C on Mon night). Watch Queue Queue. We’d all been talking about running Northover Ridge for a while. Mount Northover Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Mount Northover is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Thu morningTemperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Fri night, min -14°C on Sat afternoon)Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu night, gales from the WSW by Fri night). Gillean Daffern considers this the best backpacking trip in all of the Canadian Rockies, and we decided to do the entire thing in one day. It is covered in shale and talus, so running may be slow, but there is little concern of exposure. After 10 miles of climbing (about 4,000 ft gain) you will reach the top of Northover Ridge, a several kilometer stretch of ridge line that straddles BC and Alberta. Temperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Thu afternoon, min -19°C on Tue morning). Northover, Mt. There was even a glacier! 8:15. I was missing the ankle deep mud of the Rockwall trail or the alpine meadows of Healey Pass. Backcountry hiking the spectacular Northover Ridge trail in Kana. 8) Northover Ridge A 33-kilometre grunt out to Kananaskis Lakes, up to Aster Lake, over Northover Ridge, down to Three Isle Lake and back to the car. Posts tagged northover ridge Northover Ridge - Kananaskis Trail Guides - Canada Simon Ennals July 24, 2019 northover ridge , Kanaskis Country , Kananaskis , Hike , hike guide , hiking , backcountry , backcountry camping , wild camping , cananda , alberta , bc , british columbia , tarns , northover tarns , aster lake , three isle lake , upper kananaskis lake Comment In one part, the glacier was separated from the north side of the ridge by about 4 feet, making for what looked like a never-ending crevasse. A dusting of new snowTemperatures will be below freezing (max -5°C on Thu afternoon, min -19°C on Tue morning)Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Tue night, near gales from the W by Thu morning). For those interested in a two- to three-day backpacking loop with jaw-dropping views and a strenuous semi-technical ridge walk without any needed technical gear, Northover Ridge is the trip you’ve Northover Glacier was very impressive. It is covered in shale and talus, so hiking may be slow, but there is little concern of exposure. A dusting of new snow. Watch Queue Queue I would further add that Northover should not be referred to as a scramble. Also, see this image on my phereo.com page which is great for showing this in full screen or on a 3D monitor/TV! PhotoDescr: The scramble route up Mount Northover goes up the south ridge (right skyline). * NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. table. This video is unavailable. NORTHOVER RIDGE. With roughly 1500m of elevation gain, it takes you through amazing terrain, several beautiful lakes, high up on a stunning ridge traverse, and starting/ending your trip at the wonderful Upper Kananaskis Lake. We started from the Upper Lakes parking area, but this means an extra (boring) 5 km hike from Interlakes to Upper lakes at the end of the trip which I remember sucking big time. On the far right is Defender Mountain. Northover Ridge on the WLH book is stated as 33.7km, 1180m gain. Jon and I scrambled Mount Northover as part of our Northover Ridge backpacking trip in September 2006. Before heading up Northover Mountain proper, the trail will drop down to the south into BC and towards a couple small lakes. I had thought about combing Mt. At the pass. I figured the 10 days of Stampede partying was perfect training for a 40ish km hike/climb. 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