RESCHEDULED to June 24 (Saturday)!
The Centennial trail will open June 21, 2023.
Start at the parking lot reached from the Dead Man's Flats (beside Banff Gate Mountain Resort).
Pace: Medium to medium-fast with multiple stops as required.
- distance: 22km;
- absolute elevation gain: 1387m;
- accumulated elevation gain ~2200m.
We are doing the Loop.
Everyone carpools to the Dead Man's Flats Parking lot, hike to Mount Collembola, scramble up the crux and hike to the top; traverse to Mount Allan (another crux to scramble up); descend via Centennial ridge towards the tarns and back to the Dead Man's Flats parking lot.
Mount Collembola to Mount Allan from the Dead Man's Flats loop
Weather at Windy.com
Fire Smoke forecast
1) Valley Ridge Parking lot;
2) Dead Man's Flats Parking lot;
3) Trail fork (Collembola vs Centennial ridge);
4) Collembola East Face Crux.
Possible options if the scramble crux is not in the best scrambling shape:
- ridge walk via Centennial trail to mount Allan and back;
- hike to Jubilee Tarns and back.
Trip Hazards – Must read BEFORE registering.
· Rockfall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (e.g. climbing/scrambling/hiking). What are the risks? Impact from a falling rock can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment.
· Trees, forest deadfall, and tree stumps
· Rocks and Boulders
· Variable and difficult walking terrain
· Impact or collision with other persons or objects
· Encounters with domestic or wild animals
· Contact with poisonous flora or fauna
· Loss of balance or control
· Slips, trips and falls.
· Falls and Belaying
· Scrambling and climbing presents the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or ground, which can lead to injury or death
· The risk of belay failure is also present which can contribute to the risk of a ground fall
· Communication, rescue and medical treatment
· Communication can be difficult and in the event of a accident rescue and treatment may not be available
· Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment and transport out of the field
· If an Injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow
· Mitigated by
· First Aid Training
· Rescue Training
· Satellite Communications
· Slips, trips and falls
· Infectious disease contracted through viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi which may be transmitted through direct or indirect contact
· Equipment failure
· Negligent first aid
· Negligence of other people