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Mount Redoubt is a 10.4 mile out and back trail located near Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 10.4 mi Elevation gain 4,146 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Rock climbing Views Wild flowers Rocky Scramble
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The alternate “Bob Spirko” hiking/climbing route (as opposed to Alan Kane’s route) on Mount Redoubt. The trail towards this alternate route is not marked but you can easily find it just before the second wooden bridge or by using this app. Head towards Mt Redoubt, pass through a boulder field, navigate through easy cliff bands and scramble through easy terrain to summit ridge. Upon first glance, the summit block looks ominous. Low fifth class scrambling up a chimney to gain a ledge (the crux) and up a ramp gets you through the first section. Up an obvious crack/chimney gets you to the summit. Descended using an easy exit off the summit block - a weakness in the cliffband on climbers left when heading away from the summit. Ascending this descent route would make this an easy scramble as opposed to the difficult rating it gets by the Kane. I recommend cycling the first 4 km as it makes the trip back to the car much more enjoyable.

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Emily Renner Wallace
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Hiking

Like everyone else made our own way up following the general path outlined here. The views at the top are awesome and zero crowds during larch season. Be prepared for bushwhacking and scrambling.

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Natalie York
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Hiking

Views were nice at the top, went around sunset. Scramble entire way up and had to make our own route. Was a fun adventure but wouldn’t recommend unless you’re relatively experienced.

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Nick Voutour
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Hiking

Not a maintained trail. We found our own access point to scramble up the mountain. Was fun!

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Thomas Luedersdorf
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Fantastic views of skoki valley, lake Louise, and lots of big peaks in the area. I’d recommend bringing a climbing or scrambling helmet. Also this is an 8-10 hour day depending on how quick your group is, give yourself lots of time for the descent. The trail is barely trafficked and there is no real visible trail. We periodically checked our position compared to the GPS map. On a final note be very careful about falling rock and debris on this one. We had a lot of fun though, just take your time and you will make it up!

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Elya Hunt
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

Stunning views from the top, and they're definitely hard earned! Did the alternate Bob Spirko route, which involved some bushwhacking, route finding and plenty of scree bashing. Definitely a lightly trafficked trail, our group figured we may have been one of the only groups to try it this season. Lots of scrambling over loose talus slopes and crumbly cliff bands; slow and careful to not trigger a rock slide is definitely the way to go with this one. Falling rock was a concern and helmets would've been a good idea (one group member was smart enough to bring one!). Be aware that falls on this route would be no joke; despite reviews on other pages I would give some sections a class 4 rating. Presence of snow on the ridge just before the summit prevented getting all the way to the top. Will have to try again, perhaps via Kane's route, as the views are certainly worth it!

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Steve Lathrop
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Bob A
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