I have been dreading this hike ever since I arrived in Banff 16 months ago! My boyfriend was keen to do it so I reluctantly went along. I was pretty terrified after hearing ‘horror’ stories from friends about cliff drops, rock slides, scree fields and numerous false peaks. I prepared myself by reading trail reports, guide books and leaflets, gathering as much info as possible, being mentally prepared paid off! I loved this hike, don’t get me wrong it’s a tough long slog to the top but such diverse terrain! The thought of an ice lolly at the end from the Norquay summer lodge got me through the last 5km! Last note take bug spray for each way! Soooo many mosquitoes through the trees.