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An enjoyable hike with amazing views on top. Can be challenging near the summit as it got steeper a bit. You can see Canmore and Three Sisters Mountain on top.

It was an enjoyable hike. We recommend to go earlier in the day as it gets busy.

One of the most amazing hikes I've done. There's an Y intersection roughly 1km in marked with red ribbon and some black tape make sure you stay to the right. Other wise you will end up going up the side of The Rimwall and not wind tower, and it is very, very tricky to get back down to west wind pass, it also adds quite a bit of time to the hike.

great views! followed all trails for west wind and didn't change to wind tower... followed the route and ended up scrambling up the side on some very loose scree and sharp rocks. stick to the path! well worth it. steady climb to top.

Absolutely fell in love with this trail, incredible views of spray lake. As always, be prepared for unpredictable weather, we got caught in a storm.

Fun hike that doesn’t take too long. Did it in 3.5 hours. Saw some Rocky Mountain sheep up top which was cool.

I really loved this hike! Continuous uphill off the bat through forest and along the side of the mountain with great views behind of the lakes. Opens up at the pass and that's where the wind really starts. This is nothing compared to the wind at the top. Seriously, bring a windbreaker, hat and gloves, my fingers were numb after a few minutes at the top.
The trail from the pass opens up and becomes rocky and there are some small cliff bands to get over but nothing crazy (I'm pretty new to hiking and had no problem). Follow the inukshuks almost to the top. Gorgeous views all the way up and the best at the top. The wind almost knocked me off my feet a few times and made the last push to the summit a challenge on already tired leg. Nevertheless it was well worth every step. We even crossed paths with some big horn sheep on the way down.

Great hike, very enjoyable during July. Weather was fair & the sky was clear. The views at the top are well worth it. *** I lost my jade necklace somewhere on the trail. It’s in the shape of a Silver Fern and is very special to me. If by some chance you find it please message me on Facebook: Carter Clark - I work at Cam Clark Ford. Thanks!!

Great hike, good steady elevation gain and great scree. The scramble to the peak can be a bit intimidating to some as you are above 3000m and there is a lot of lose rock but I loved it. Follow the cairns to the east side of the peak to summit. Not for the faint of heart but well worth the work as it stands well above most of the peaks in Kananaski and bow valley. I you have good risk tollerance crush the summer ridge for a little added adventure. It's narrow exposed and jas a good amount of lose rock and up and down climbing.

Fossils in the scree on the way up!

Excellent hike. Definitely one of my favourites. The views are amazing.

I attempted this hike on June 5th. It’s snow free until you hit the small pass just to the north of reads ridge. You’ll definitely need microspikes for that portion. After you get through the small pass there is snow on the ground again from ~2700m up to ~3000m. Thankfully the snow was very solid and easy to walk on. The scramble up to the top was icy, I ended up turning around a bit shy of the summit since I was solo and was nervous about slipping. I’ll be back this summer to hit the peak.

unrelenting steep ascent. not for the faint of heart. you're on top of the world on the summit block looking down from your 3150 m perch at all the peaks surrounding you. it's an exhausting hike/scramble but so worth it!!

Very fun but a lot of scrambling!

Dynamic, fun trail with a good amount of scrambling closer to the top. Went on June 2nd and it was very windy and cold. Definitely a good idea to have a few extra layers with this one. And please don’t try to hike it in sneakers, it will not be a pleasant or safe experience. Views are amazing all the way up. Would highly recommend =)

Good time out we found a short cut from the road cuts off over 2.5 km off trail.
Follow the new bike trail south to a bridge crossing a creek that’s all rock slabs get on it and walk it to the end this connects to the wind tower pass trail switching to alpine. Supper nice and straight line.

Even if you just make to the pass the views are incredible. Made the summit last year but went May 5th this year and sank into 2 meter drifts after the pass. Mid June should be good.

all kinds of snow for skiing big cornices right now I would be careful

Hiked in August 2017. Was snow free up to weather station. Fantastic views from early on.

This hike definitely lives up to it's name, it is going to be windy no matter what. However, the summit gives you some of the best views of the rockies. It was incredible! The day we completed the hike it was SO windy and cold, easily felt like -10 to -15 with the wind chill. I've done many "hard" hikes and given that this was rated "moderate" I wasn't expecting it to be so challenging. However I think the elements and my lagging fatigue from the previous days hike led it to feel more difficult. This trail closes December 1 for wildlife preservation so if you are looking for a challenging fall/winter hike I would recommend this one before then. I will definitely be back in the summer.

Steep and steady climb. Amazing views. Very short 5-10 min hands on scramble at peak. Ankle deep snow above the tree line. The hut in the pass is open and is a great spot to break. Must do!!!

Very, very windy but the views were worth it

hiking sticks and decent hiking shoes are a must. This trail starts pretty easy and gives you a good warm up period for the first 10-15 minutes. But it quickly gets steep and challenging after that. You get a little break from the dificulty halfway up the trail but it gets pretty tough again going up to the top. Theres a little shelter at the top, and the view is pretty sweet and very rewarding once you get there. The trail is challenging as a whole, and I recommend having sticks as it will save your quads from a lot of pain going up, and will help you a lot on the way down.

Steep. Windy! 360 degrees of amazing views. Bring poles to manage the steep scree skiing.

We did this yesterday August 28, 2017. Fantastic views.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Very rewarding to be 10,000ft+ above sea level. My hiking buddy and I were completely mesmerised by the huge fossil deposit this area has. If you want to see fossilized creatures that used to live in this area millions of years ago, stop and take a look at your feet while your scrambling! You won't be disappointed.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Amazing panorama at the top, and views throughout.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Awesome view at the top, some funny comments in the summit container. Love the fact that we were in the shade for the majority of the ascent (started at 7am, got to the top around 9am). Trail for the most part is well marked, a few paths split but joined back up.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

We did this hike Sunday July 2nd, which was a long weekend. The day was beautiful, little to no cloud cover, a high of 27 and very little wind. Finding the parking lot and trail head is very simple as long as your follow the instructions. Early on in the hike (first 30 mins) there are two Y intersections but just stick left (Going up) they are marked with a small sign or post.

I would rate this hike a moderate to difficult hike. There is really no challenging aspects until you reach the mountain peak which light scrambling but it is a long hike so bring lots of water. There were small springs and waterfalls the day we were out as the snow was still melting so if you have some tablets you can refill from there if necessary.

In all i really enjoyed the hike, would recommend to anyone looking for something new and exciting.

Lost the trail for a little on the way back

Tried this one out yesterday (jan20) with my boyfriend! West wind pass is totally accessible and most of it is is packed in. Once you reach the base and start uphill to the long switchback to the summit, it's completely snowed in in lots of spots (waist deep). Lots of careful footing required! Definitely could have used an ice axe. We got most of the way but it took so long and the sun was on its way down so we headed back. Will try this one in the summer!! Insanely beautiful views! Not technical and very fun.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Great hike! Not very difficult, beautiful views everywhere you look. Bring warm clothes it can be chilly with the amount of wind at the peak!

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