to FamilyScrambles. Scrambles are off-trail mountain
hikes that do not require mountain climbing equipment. This
describes scrambles that our family has undertaken. Most scramble
websites describe routes taken by far more adventurous
scramblers. Sometimes these routes are exposed with fall
distance, and may be snow covered. We
only scramble on calm, warm, fine, sunny days, when there is no snow
cover and little chance of rain. We usually turn around if there
is unavoidable fall distance, the small rock steps on Heart Mtn and
Wind Ridge being notable exceptions. Preferably, the max temp in
valleys will be over 30 degrees C, so that we can enjoy a dip in a
mountain lake or stream at the end of the day. We usually carry a
good supply of Coke and a bad day is when we forget the
Click on the link below for a list of scrambles.
The photo shows Cascade Mtn. overlooking Banff, Alberta. Scramble
route takes the left hand skyline.