Mist Mountain via Mount Lipsett Trail

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Mist Mountain via Mount Lipsett Trail is a 11.6 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kananaskis Improvement District, Alberta, Canada that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
11.6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1279 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

rocky

scramble

off trail

no dogs

Caution, the route used to get to the summit of Mount Lipsett is not advised. Consult the routes for that summit by itself. This route requires a lot of bushwhacking and very tough scrambling. Do not attempt without being prepared.

hiking
8 days ago

We initially wanted to summit mist mountain and check out the hot springs along the way. We ended up heading down the wrong trail but went with it anyways as it looked like there was a route to the summit of mist. We ended up summiting Mount Lipsett. This route involved a low of bush waxing.
After summiting it was a short down climb to the col between the two mountains before we took a very difficult scramble route to try and get to the summit of Mist Mountain. It was covered in snow and quite difficult, with many no fall zones. We didnt make it all the way to the summit of Mist. We hit up the hot springs on the way down. What a long day.

2 stars because the views were incredible but the difficulty was much higher then anticipated. I would not do this route again knowing what it took, especially covered in snow.