|  Home |  Canada Trips |  US Trips |  Hiking |  Snowshoeing |  MAP |  About

View from Loder Peak

Loder Peak and Door Jamb Mountain
Kananaskis, Alberta
December 13, 2003

Distance: 11.7 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1000 m

The ascent of Loder Peak and Door Jamb Mountain is an easy scramble, but more interesting than one would expect because of unusual rock formations and a variety of scenery. We parked at the same spot used for the Jura Creek trail and headed up the ridge. After passing both Loder and Door Jamb, we continued along the ridge as far as we felt comfortable, although there is little point in doing so. After climbing nearly 200 m above Loder, we turned around and followed the ridge back.

KML and GPX Tracks

Door Jamb Mountain and Loder Peak are the first two high points in the foreground from the left

Heading to Door Jamb Mountain (mouse over to see our May trip when snow prevented us from going past Door Jamb)

Hiking along slabs near the start

Most of the ridge is a hike

We had no trouble walking up the dry steep slabs

Some easy scrambling sections

Great scenery along the ridge

Interesting rock formations

Looking back down the ridge

Following a natural path in the rock

On the top of Loder Peak at 2076 m. Mount Fable on the right.

We continued along the ridge to find steep but solid rock that was easy to climb

Following a narrow ridge

Looking back at Loder Peak

Yamnuska Mountain

Taking a break

We continued along the ridge

We were stopped by steep rock ahead

Coming up to the point where we turned around

As far as we got before turning around

Taking in the scenery

Heading back to Door Jam from Loder Peak

82 /O3 Canmore

Canada | Home