2013 Northover Ridge (August 25th) Read More. So, last weekend Ryan, Adam and I set out to attempt Northover again. Northover Ridge in Kananaskis Country is a typically 3 day hike through some of the most scenic terrain in Kananaskis Country in Alberta. Northover Ridge – What a trail! For a month I had the same feeling of disappointment, call it OCD but with the snow season (in the mountains) fast approaching I didnt want to stew about it all winter. This trip was my first backcountry trip and I have done it again since its one of the most spectacular. FKT Report: Narragansett Trail in Connecticut by Ben Nephew. It's a Regular size geocache, with difficulty of 1, terrain of 4.5. Just wondering if anyone has done it this season and could let me know what the conditions are like. Northover Ridge. Ben Nephew. Apr 29, 2014. A popular 3 day hike can be run by advanced technical runners as quick as 5 hours. My group and I opted to admire the views from below after stepping off scree to wallow in 45cm of isothermal slush on the flats a ways below the base of the ascent slope. Northover boasts a 30 km loop and 1100 m of elevation gain. We tackled the epic Northover Ridge, an… Nov 22, 2014. The plan had always been to do it in a day, and finally we had chosen the day. Learn how to create your own. Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images. The only weekend I can make it to the Rockies is July 13, 14, 15. Once around the lake, the trail will bend south, and you'll head through the drainage basin toward the slopes leading up to Northover Ridge. Sep 11, 2014. Answer 1 of 9: I have done a few backpacking trips in the Rockies and have my mind set on Northover Ridge this year. From Three Isles Lake, the North end of the Northover Ridge Route is still in early season conditions (see image below) with snow occupying some of the regular ascent line. Just wondering if anyone has done it this season and could let me know what the conditions are like. Map of the Northover Ridge in Kananaskis Country. You’ll hike over ridge lines, through alpine meadows and past perfect lakes. The only weekend I can make it to the Rockies is July 13, 14, 15. Add this to your list if you love exposure, a little route finding and ridge running! Get your red/cyan 3D glasses! I figured the 10 days of Stampede partying was perfect training for a 40ish km hike/climb. Answer 1 of 9: I have done a few backpacking trips in the Rockies and have my mind set on Northover Ridge this year. The most common itinerary for doing this loop involves hiking in to Three Isle Lake on the first day, heading up to Northover Ridge and back down to Aster Lake on the second day, then hiking out on the third day. A HUGE thank you to my friends Brooke, Steve, and Orrie for helping me today to fulfill a dream 15 years in the making! Day 2 saw us leaving Three Isle Lake and ascending to Northover Ridge in deteriorating conditions, culminating in gale force winds, near white out visibility and (briefly) driving rain. Mount Northover (left) and Mount Joffre (right) dominate the skyline. With the hundreds of trails, scrambles, backpacking loops, and day hikes in the Canadian Rockies, it can sometimes be hard to pick the right trail for a group’s skill set and goals. This is the point on the Northover trail that may challenge your sense of height exposure as the path narrows to about a foot and a half wide with vertical drop-offs on both sides. 25 Aug 2013 Lower Kananaskis Falls. For those interested in a two- to three-day backpacking loop with jaw-dropping views and a strenuous semi-technical ridge walk without any needed technical gear, Northover Ridge is the trip you’ve Northover Ridge Gillean Daffern considers this the best backpacking trip in all of the Canadian Rockies, and we decided to do the entire thing in one day. 25 Aug 2013 North side of Upper Kananaskis Lake. Hiking info, trail maps, and 10 trip reports from Northover Ridge (2,830 m) in Alberta Northover Ridge Route . 25.8.2013 megan 9 Comments. Chris begins hiking the more difficult section of Northover Ridge. 25 Aug 2013 Setting out along the north side of Upper Kananaskis Lake, around 8am. Nov 22, 2014. Advanced hikers / runners challenge themselves to Northover Ridge in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. More details at www.zentravellers.com/northover-ridge-hike/ First of all, a taster of what lies ahead: We’d all been talking about running Northover Ridge for a while. The amazing Northover Ridge. A blog about hikes, scrambles, and backcountry camping/backpacking in the Canadian Rockies. Northover Ridge is a 36 km loop located in the Kananaskis Region in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park along the Continental Divide. Apr 17, 2017 - GPX Files: Download GPX Files Google Map: Google Map Time: 3-day round trip Day 1: 6 hours including breaks Day 2: 7 hours including breaks Day 3: 5 hours including breaks Distance: 40km round trip Day 1: 12km from Upper Kananaskis Lake to Aster Lake Campground Day 2: 12km from Aster Lake Campground to Three Isles… I’m doing the Northover Route this weekend. Ensure to be aware of the weather conditions as the ridge … Day 1 - Aster Lake. Apr 29, 2014. The trail begins on the Upper Kananaskis Lake trail. We started from the Upper Lakes parking area, but this means an extra (boring) 5 km hike from Interlakes to Upper lakes at the end of the trip which I remember sucking big time. The Northover Ridge loop is a beautiful trail that will take you along a high alpine ridge and past three mountain lakes Near Canmore, Alberta. Ben Nephew. Dan is barely discernable on the high point of the ridge. Ben Nephew. Rating: 5 of 5 Difficulty: Hard Length: ~33Km Elevation gain: ~1100m . Hey Jason (strong name), Well...I mean some teacher dude did like one per week this year ( <-self-depricatory humor)... so clearly FKTOY isn't about the number of FKTs you do in a year, it's about the qualities of a particular FKT effort. Northover Ridge (GCXNQW) was created by Red90 on 8/11/2006. It's located in British Columbia, Canada.This Regular cache is located at the Northern extent to Northover ridge on the Defender Mountain Mount Northover Col. Northover Ridge is one of Kananaskis' great backpacking trips. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out. Mount Northover Weather (Days 0-3): The weather forecast for Mount Northover is: A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Thu morningTemperatures will be well below freezing (max -10°C on Fri night, min -14°C on Sat afternoon)Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Thu night, gales from the WSW by Fri night). Photos and trail descriptions of 'Backpack Northover Ridge' and more, submitted by the Outbound community. Hiking, scrambling, and mountain adventures. Day 1 - Aster Lake. Eddie takes out her camera on the high point (about 2800 metres) of Northover Ridge. Also, see this image on my phereo.com page which is great for showing this in full screen or on a 3D monitor/TV! Northover Ridge is best done in a clockwise loop starting from the Interlakes Parking lot. Ben Nephew. Last month when we attempted Northover Ridge we ran into heavy snowpack and had to turn back. Being guys we decided it would be a good idea to attempt this in one day. It is quite a climb up to the ridge, but there are some switchbacks to follow. With roughly 1500m of elevation gain, it takes you through amazing terrain, several beautiful lakes, high up on a stunning ridge traverse, and starting/ending your trip at the wonderful Upper Kananaskis Lake. Sep 11, 2014. Ben Nephew. Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Ben Nephew. Vern Dewit Photography Trip Photos Not going to lie I remember being super tired the morning we set out to do this but we had a good weather opportunity and went for it. On September 1, 2016 I completed the climb via the South Ridge difficult scrambling route and then descended to Northover Ridge trail looping back to the Upper Lakes parking lot in 8 hours and 4 minutes car to car, solo and unsupported.Click here for gps data. FKT Report: 2014 Mahoosuc Traverse by Ben Nephew & Ryan Welts! Ben Nephew. Day 1 - Aster Lake. 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