Photo by Dow Williams
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1921|
|First successful climber(s):||M B Morrow|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary International|
|Convenient Center:||Canmore Alberta|
Thanks to Dow Williams for adding this peak.
Bike in from the Three Sisters Gate at the first turn going up to their golf course. After you bike for about 5k, you will see a sign that tells you to turn right. Leave your bike at the creek crossing. This trail has a large family of Hoary Marmots (5) at relatively low elevation, 6500'. Also ran into 6 rams using this trail on the way out, they and we were startled, thus, they bolted to the local cliffs. The Marmots appear photogenic and use to people.
There is a trail to the top. We went in early June, so we did have to know where to go. Stay to the snow all the way to the base of Big Sister and then take a sharp right creating a U turn and gain the col between Big and Middle Sister. Then keep trudging up the Middle Sister Ridge on a few steep snow fields. This could be considered a long scramble (for an easy one), but technically non-challenging. We took 3:20 to the top. There is a register. It started snowing on us while the sun shined. Still, it was fabulous weather for June, not too hot, not too cold.
Thanks to Dow Williams for this description.