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Eiffel Lake & Wenkchemna Pass (7/22/2017)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.For some events a payment may be required. Payment is not made directly to COC - please review event details fully for information about if and how you will be required to make payment.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Lake Louise/Moraine Lake
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 22 2017  9:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 6:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 21 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:7 hours + driving
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Nancy U
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:4
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 20km
Elevation Gain: 725m

Thank you for reading the entire posting prior to registering.

- Pace: Moderate (no slowpokes/beginners or speed demons)
- Given the distance and elevation, this hike is best suited to STRONG HIKERS ONLY
- Group hiking in effect in the area due to bear activity . If you are unable to respect this guideline, refrain from signing up
- The plan for the day is to enjoy the beautiful scenery, the great company and the photo opportunities while having FUN so bring your cheerful personalities along
- Bring plenty of water or fluids as some members have ran out of water in recent events...
- This hike is rated as outstanding in the book entitled "Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies"

Please only sign up if you are 100% interested in joining us. Cancellations only create additional work for the co- ordinators who are volunteers. Thank you for your understanding.

*** Note that the Co-ordinator has never done this hike before so your patience is appreciated ***

Trail description :

It's the ultimate art gallery. Ten supernal peaks are lavishly displayed so close across the valley you can almost hear your oohs and ahhs come echoing back.

This is the Valley of the Ten Peaks, best appreciated from the higher vantages of Larch Valley and Sentinel Pass, but the trail to Eiffel Lake, while lower, has the benefit of being even closer to the peaks, and the contouring trail allows you to devote full attention to them instead of boot placement or muscle strain.

En route to Wenkchemna Pass, Eiffel Lake is impressive enough to warrant destination status. It is spectacular in bright sunlight, shimmering from sapphire to cobalt. The lake is named after the peak above its northeast shore. But it is Neptuak Mtn, above the southwest shore, that hikers marvel at from the trail while gazing at the lake. Neptuak, which means nine in the Stoney Indian language, is the ninth peak in the celebrated ten. So, to fully appreciate all the peaks, hike at least as far as the lake. The Stoney word for ten? Wenkchemna.

Required Items to Bring:
- Your cheerfulness
- Raingear and windproof clothing regardless of the weather forecast
- Park Pass or $$
- Water (minimum 2 litres)
- Lunch
- Plastic bag for hiking boots (after hike)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Bear spray
- Hiking poles
- Camera
- Chocolate for the co-ordinator :-)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada west of Calgary to Lake Louise Village. From Lake Louise Village, drive uphill, southwest, on Lake Louise Drive. Turn left on Moraine Lake Road and follow it 12.5km to the huge parking lot at road's end.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):380Km
Carpool Departure Time: 6:30 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $114.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.30, effective Monday, October 15, 2018). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.


- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Questions about equipment or rentals? Contact the Event Coordinator for suggestions and recommendations.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at
- Support the club by purchasing a Premier Membership: $25 a year

Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!