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  Climb Mount Assiniboine - Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Assiniboine is one of the finest peaks in the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Assiniboine is located 30 km SW of Canmore on the main divide of the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Assiniboine is very weather prone and may be completely out of condition at any time in the summer for days or weeks at a time.
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 Alberta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The official name of the mountain is Mount John Laurie but it has always been referred to as Mt. Yamnuska or "YAM".
The cliff gives the mountain its name, Yamnuska is a native term meaning "Wall of Stone." Yam is popular with rock climbers because its cliff face offers almost every level of difficulty known to the sport.
Yamnuska has many trails, but the easiest way of reaching the top is by taking the trail that leaves the north side of the rock quarry then heads east.
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 More About Yamnuska Hiking- Canadian Rockies Hiking Vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yamnuska is based in the mountain town of Canmore, at the Yamnuska Summit Centre.
Yamnuska Guides are supported by a skilled administration and logistics support staff who plan and book trips as well as organize meals, accommodation, transportation and equipment.
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is also a leader in providing climbing, mountaineering and backcountry skiing courses, expeditions and guide services.
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 Mount Yamnuska - Canadian Rockies - Canada's Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mount Yamnuska is also known as Mount John Laurie.
I identified Mount Yamnuska and Big Sister as a few of the peaks visible.
Find out more about Mount Yamnuska at peakfinder.com a database of information on all of the named mountains in the Canadian Rockies.
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MOUNT LADY MACDONALD -Sir John A's wife wrote a wonderful account of her trip through the Rockies on the cowcatcher of a locomotive as she and her husband travelled through the Rockies in 1886.
MOUNT HECTOR -James Hector was the first scientist to explore the Rockies with the goal of returning with an understanding of the geography and geology.
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 Geoscape Calgary Virtual tours - Geology - Stop 14 - Mount Yamnuska
Mount Yamnuska, the first major mountain on the north side of highways 1 and 1A, heading west from Calgary
Mount Yamnuska is an example of a Front Ranges mountain that consists of older (Paleozoic) formations thrust tens of kilometres from the west to lie on top of younger (Mesozoic) rock.
Today Mount Yamnuska is a popular rock-climbing destination, attracting everyone from beginners to the world's best.
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 Scramble Mount Yamnuska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Until 1961 the mountain was known as Yamnuska which is derived from the Stoney word from the Stoney "Iyamnathka" that describes steep cliffs or "the flat faced mountain." It was renamed at the request of the Stoneys in honour of the founder of the Indian Association of Alberta, John Laurie
Yamnuska's ridge looks like a wall from on top of the ridge.
Jeff gazes up at the cliffs of Yamnuska on the traverse across the bottom of Yamnuska's cliffs on route to the scree ski.
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 Mount Yamnuska
Mount Yamnuska is a dramatic limestone uplift located at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains east of Canmore, and across the Bow River from Seebe just off of the Trans Canada Highway.
History: It was officially named Yamnuska until 1961, and was a Stoney word to describe the cliffs.
In 1961 the Stoneys requested it be renamed to Mount John Laurie to honour John Laurie, a Teacher, and the founder of the Indian (First Nations) Association of Alberta.
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 Peaks of the Canadian Rockies
Located on the north side of the Bow River, Mount Laurie is the most easterly mountain in the valley and features a very steep, often vertical and overhanging south cliff 360 metres in height and almost two kilometres in width.
Yamnuska is the setting for Ben Gadd's highly regarded novel, "Raven's End." The story follows the lives of a group of ravens that reside on Yamnuska.
Laurie Skreslet, the first Canadian to summit Mount Everest, has written that Yamnuska is a very special mountain to him, “When I’m away from home, in a foreign land, and I’m run down and hurting, sometimes I lean back and close my eyes and find myself drifting back to Yamnuska.
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 Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Backcountry Skiing, and Avalanche Safety Instruction and Guiding in the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is the premier provider of climbing, mountaineering, backcountry skiing and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies.
“I have been on five of your trips and Yamnuska’s guides are a testament to the professionalism and high standards at which you operate.
But most importantly, they are fun, quality individuals.” Margaret, B.C. “I started with Yamnuska’s 12 week Mountain Skills Semester in Canada and New Zealand.
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 americasroof news » 2005 » May
AP reports Blue Ridge Parkway between Mount Mitchell and N.C. 80 will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend although a short section will be only one lane.
Canada.Com reports a climber broke both legs when a ledge gave way while he was climbing Mount Yamnuska in Alberta.
Following the record low snow year, Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort is asking permission to build a million gallon tank to handel snow making chores according to Oregon Live.
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 Scrambles
Mount Yamnuska I, II, III, IV Mount Yamnuska V
Mount Baldy I, II, III, IV Mount Baldy V,VI Mount Baldy VII
The Fortress I, II Mount Chester I, II Gusty Peak
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 Mount Yamnuska
If you follow the alternate route, keep left at the first two junctions, then at a clearing where you can see the road go straight up the side of the mountain follow this until the road bends right and then downhill.
Directly across the Bow valley to the south is Barrier Lake Lookout.
The panorama sweeps right to include Heart Mountain, Mount McGillivray, and the multi-peaked Mount Lougheed to the south-west.
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 Yamnuska, Mount - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mount Yamnuska from the summit of Heart Mountain to the south.
Once you make the hump to the base of the wall, Easy Street is one of several variations towards the west end of Yamnuska.
It shares the same start as Windy Slabs and I have marked a photo of the bottom portion of the route.
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 Rocky Mountain Books -- New Releases
Yamnuska holds a special place in the hearts of people who seek adventure.
The Mundays are chiefly renowned for their tenacity, environmental awareness and scientific contributions in exploring and documenting the little-known Coastal Range, including Mount Waddington (the highest mountain wholly within British Columbia), which they ascended in 1928.
Her interest in the mountains began while playing in the alpine meadows of Mount Revelstoke as a youngster.
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 Mount Yamnuska
Upon reaching the back of the mountain, we decided to stay right on the ridge (edge) as much as possible.
You really get your "best bang for your buck" by doing so, as there are many terrific views of Yamnuska's impressive 400 metre cliff face.
The ascent was easy and scenic throughout and there was very little snow.
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 Mount Yamnuska and The Bow Valley Park - Many Springs Trail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The first (and most distinctive) mountain you see is Mount Yamnuska.
My mom turned 60 last saturday, so as a special birthday present, I decided to pack a picnic and take her to the Bow Valley Provincial Park.
The cliff face is a very old limestone formation which sits on top of a much younger sandstone base.
craig.afox.org /images/bowvalley   (566 words)

  
 Andy Skinn - www.andyskinn.com » Blog Archive » Mount Yamnuska
Amanda and I, along with some friends from med school, headed out to the mountains today for a rock scramble.
We went to the summit of Mount Yamnuska.
We had a great day as far as weather was concerned and the scenery and company was outstanding.
www.hoydnewsnetwork.com /archives/2005/09/03/mount-yamnuska   (127 words)

  
 Canmore Leader, Canmore, AB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Canmore Leader — A climber fell nearly 50 feet while tackling a route on Mount Yamnuska, badly breaking both of his legs on Monday afternoon.
Spreadbury flew attached to the harness with the climber, slung 100 feet underneath the helicopter.
The patient was flown to a staging area in the meadow below Yamnuska where conservation officers unloaded him onto an awaiting stretcher.
www.canmoreleader.com /story.php?id=162829   (392 words)

  
 - Solara Life - Edition No 7 - August 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The road leads to a parking area and the trailhead for Mount Yamnuska, the Stoney Indian name for “flat-faced mountain”.
Time investment: If you drive all the way to Mount Yamnuska, expect to be on the road about 20 minutes.
For the more ambitious, the vacated tea house on Mount Lady MacDonald is a popular destination, offering great views from the shoulder just below the mountain’s summit and a nearby gazebo for a break from the sun.
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 Journey to the Peaks 2003 Registration Golfing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The YAMNUSKA-END MOUNTAIN COURSE, Alberta's newest mountain golf course located where the foothills meet the Rocky Mountains at the base of Mount Yamnuska; a fun, affordable regulation course that offers a challenge to the entire family.
The signature hole is the 2nd with Mount Yamnuska in the background.
The most challenging hole is the 4th - a 398 yard dogleg right, and the 386 yard dogleg right on the 7th.
www.bdcwest.com /conference/golf.htm   (256 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Instead, I followed a ridge, going up one unnamed peak after another, baptising them along the way: first, Mount Whatever, since that is what I said when I got to the top and realized my mistake...
A little bushwalking was involved with Mount Lawrence Grassi, but it was well worth it.
I had to turn back a few hundred meters short of the summit as this route was not quite what I had expected - and I was getting a little bit tired...
www.franky.ca /scrambling.html   (1767 words)

  
 Mount Yamnuska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dan Millar, Lyle Thiele, Kelly Wood and I traversed Mount Yamnuska from east to west on 16 June 1996.
The crux provided some interesting moments for all of us, but we all got through safely and soon were enjoying lunch on the 2240-metre summit which we luckily had all to ourselves.
Kelly, Dan and Lyle traverse below the impressive cliffs of Mount Yamnuska.
members.shaw.ca /ssbouscrambles/yamnuska.html   (157 words)

  
 Photograph of Goat Buttress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Immediately south of Mount Yamnuska (Mount John Laurie, officially) is the prow of rock known to climbers as Goat Buttress.
Mounted on a stretcher bar and shipped in a box.
Images and text on this site are copyrighted and may not be used without the permission of Harry Palmer.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Golden Gate Visiting the Temple Mount (by Lambert Dolphin) Contains an informative section on the Golden Gate, explaining many of the traditions and views associated with the blocked Eastern entrance to the Temple Mount.
Arranged in this way, the two poems describe a complete circuit throughout the most important sanctuaries of Jerusalem at the end of 6th century, which is the golden age of Christianity in the Holy Land.
The gates of Jerusalem (or Solyma), the Anastasis, the Rock of the Cross, the Constantinian Basilica, Mount Sion, the Praetorium, St. Mary at the Probatica, Gethsemane are the themes of Anacreonticon 20.
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 Backpacking, Hiking Vacation, and Walking Tours in the Canadian Rockies with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is the premier provider of hiking, backpacking and mountain experiences in the Canadian Rockies.
I could not have asked for a more fun, interesting and diplomatic guide.
Yamnuska has set a whole new standard of backpacking for me.” Barbara, New Zealand
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 Brewster Mountain Pack Trains Info 2004
The trip starts off with a climb onto the ridge of Mount Yamnuska, a Native name meaning "Wall of Stone".
The riding is on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains bordering Banff National Park.
There is no opportunity to gallop as the terrain is often steep, a lot of ups and downs, and well treed.
www.brewstermtnpacktrains.com /pack_trips_more_info.htm   (1393 words)

  
 Canmore Leader, Canmore, AB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Canmore Leader — Conservation officers were kept busy on the weekend with a number of rescues in the Bow Valley and beyond.
A woman who was scrambling on the backside of Mount Yamnuska on Saturday ended up in trouble.
A conservation officer and the woman were lowered on a rope under the helicopter to a landing zone in a meadow below Mount Yamnuska, Field said.
www.canmoreleader.com /story.php?id=237777   (226 words)

  
 Doom Mountain GR316658 (North Peak of Mt Yamnuska)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Climbing the lower north peak of Mount Yamnuska.
For many Calgarian mountaineers, the traverse of Mount Yamnuska in the Spring is a yearly pilgrimage or the first warm-up of a new "scrambling" season.
To see the full trip report including photos, java map and GPS waypoints, you must be a Paid Member
www.bivouac.com /TripPg.asp?TripId=417   (101 words)

  
 Golf in the Canadian Rockies - Western style
Alberta's newest mountain golf course located where the foothills meet the Rocky Mountains at the base of Mount Yamnuska; a fun, affordable regulation course that offers a challenge to the entire family.
Nine holes of smooth fairways and bent grass greens wind through heavy bush and past the occasional evergreen.
The golf course follows the moraines on the north bank of the Bow River, surrounded by Rocky Mountain scenery… don't forget your camera!
www.kananaskisguestranch.com /golf.htm   (407 words)

  
 Mount Yamnuska photo - J. Vincent photos at pbase.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mount Yamnuska photo - J. Vincent photos at pbase.com
Glad to hear all is well for the young boy.
Take care, and thanks again for the comments.
www.pbase.com /image/22009022   (54 words)

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