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Ha Ling time
posted by: David Crowe   email this member
Posted Monday, May 4 at 1:45 PM
Mon, May 4 at 01:45 PM
Regarding trail Ha Ling Peak near Canmore, AB

http://www.trailpeak.com/index.jsp?con=trail&val=3400

Is the average ascent really 2-1/2-3/12 hours? Or round trip. That seems long for a short distance 700meter ascent. Another website said 1-1/2 hours up.


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ChrisMarry  email this member
Posted Monday, May 4 at 1:53 PM
Mon, May 4 at 01:53 PM
Regarding trail Ha Ling Peak near Canmore, AB

Hi David,

I would say 1-1:30 up is correct at a med to fast pace. Going down in a little more than an hour walking, closer to 40 minutes when I run down a bit.


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JanetCalg  email this member
Posted Tuesday, May 5 at 2:43 AM
Tue, May 5 at 02:43 AM
Regarding trail Ha Ling Peak near Canmore, AB

We are average, older (60s) hikers. I think it took us about 2 hours. We found the scramble at the top slightly intimidating (we haven‘t scrambled much but managed Yamnuska) but we did it and loved the view at the top. We passed several people before the scramble who did not continue to the top. I think it was the rate of elevation that got to them. Some of the scramble is on sheer rock face so pick a dry day. Also, it‘s often windy up there so pack a fleece, even if it‘s a nice day at the bottom. Have fun-take gloves (always handy for any scrambling).


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Andrew1214 ( Andrew Stephenson )  email this member
Posted Tuesday, May 5 at 11:12 PM
Tue, May 5 at 11:12 PM
Regarding trail Ha Ling Peak near Canmore, AB

I would also agree that the ascent time is around 1-1/2 hours for a normal hiker. The last time I did it the scree still had snow so it took a bit extra time. Once you come out of the tree line you will understand the extra time on a 700m climb. Well worth the effort once you are up there. If the final push seems intimidating, just set 10-20 meter goals. Find a rock pile and shoot for that, then, do it again. Works almost every time.



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