Hike Camp and Travel
Big Sister 2936m/9634'

Scrambling with Ian Cameron, Alex Ingamells and Justin Martial

Area: Canmore and Bow Valley
Height gain: 1200m/3937'
Ascent date: July 9, 2004
Ascent time: 4:00hrs
Descent time: 2:00hrs
Comment: Difficult scramble

Big Sister
Start of the trail Entering the forest Looking down towards the Three Sisters Reservoir
Big Sister is the highest among the three sisters, and also the highest point in Canmore.
The approach is from the back of the mountain. From the small parking area, the trail angles up facing a visible summit then crosses a rock fall on the left, before entering the forest.
Fun scramble on Big Sister Scrambling on Big Sister Downclimb
After a steep, short hike through the forest, scrambles begin.
(3) This part must be the downclimb mentioned on the scrambles book.
The last ascent to the Summit of Big Sister Sitting on the highest point of Canmore Looking towards the Middle Sister and the Little Sister
(1) We had a little bit of second thought taking this steep, snowy/icy route. But we were very close to the top so we did it.
(2) Sitting on the highest point of Canmore.
(3) Looking towards the Middle Sister and the Little Sister.
Although in this photo, it looks like it is possible to get on the Middle Sister as well from the top of the Big Sister, not only that it sounds wrong but it is also not doable... perhaps with a rope - That sounded even worse.
Justin Martial 2013/10/19 23:38:25 EDT Reply
Wow, it´s the first time i saw that website... Déjà 9 années ont passées, j'ai l'impression que c'était hier...près d'un mois jour pour jour avant la naissance de Kristopher!!
Justin Martial
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It has been a while. And it's one of the fun scrambles we've done.
Good to hear from you Justin. - Eric - 2013/10/20 12:38:58 EDT

dream4life 2013/08/15 14:28:53 EDT Reply
I did that once. The Big Sister, and then the Middle Sister ;)


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Updated: January 9, 2014 Author: Kajtek S