Cegnfs
Kananaskis, Alberta
October 1, 2004

When Dinah, Dale, Lori and I hiked up French Creek we intended to climb both Cegnfs and Mount Murray. Unfortunately, we had trouble following the instructions in the Scrambles book and we ended up on the wrong ridge. We had to drop down and traverse rubbly slopes to get back on track. By the time we reached the summit of Cegnfs it was too late to attempt Mount Murray.

According to comments in the summit register, other groups ended up on the wrong ridge as well. Like us, they too cursed the author. There's even a well-worn path leading down from the wrong ridge! The following year we returned and found the correct way up Mount Murray.

MOVIE (posted on YouTube)


Cegnfs and Mount Murray seen from Mount Burstall


Mud Lake


On the trail


We start climbing


That's me, trying to get my bearings


We realize we're off course.


We lose 140 m to get on route


Going up a narrow gully


Looking down


This scree slope extends to the summit.


We take in the scenery as we ascend.


The Tower, Galatea, Gusty and Chester


Some interesting rocks


I go left to do some scrambling


Heading down from the summit


On the lower slopes of Cegnfs


Taking a break by larches


While hiking back we chanced upon a porcupine. Apparently it didn't like having his picture
taken: he turned his back to me and thumped his tail on the ground!


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