Mount Lawrence Grassi

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!


Location: Near Canmore, AB, Canada
Destination: Summit of Mount Lawrence Grassi
Elevation Gain: 3,500 feet / 1066 Meters
Difficulty: Strenuous / Difficult Day Hike | Classes 1,2,3 – Most of the hike is very steep with repeated brief periods of exposure. Route-finding is difficult at times. Experienced scramblers recommended
The views from Mount Lawrence Grassi are breathtaking, with Kananaskis to the east and Banff to the west! This scramble starts in the trees, but quickly works it’s way into the open and it’s non-stop views to the top. Once you reach the summit, you can look over the entire town of Canmore, and the mountains stretch as far as the eye can see.

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

Mount Lawrence Grassi is a serious mountain requiring some route finding skills. If you’ve never scrambled before, don’t start with this one because the trail can be easily lost. As long as you take your time to look ahead to find the route (or go with someone experienced), you’ll be fine. Even though it only takes 6-8 hours round trip, it’s really steep and you’re going to feel it the next day.

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

If you’re looking for more of a trail, try Ha Ling Peak or Miner’s Peak which are adjacent to Mount Lawrence Grassi, and the views are outstanding from both peaks! Check out my post for Miner’s Peak for some photos from when we hiked it last year.

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

Here we are, at the top and signing the register! I love it when there’s a log at the top because it’s fun to read other people’s comments about the view, or ‘How tough was that hike?’.

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

Mount Lawrence Grassi | Get Inspired Everyday!

See you next week for another mountainous adventure!

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