Heart Mountain Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Heart Mountain that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Heart Mountain, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
May 25, 2013
Eric from Canada
This is a great climb to warm up for the season and for beginners. There is a well travelled ascent trail on the north face on the on lookers right of the "heart". Many will hike this trail look around at the top and then turn around. A second option is the very simple ridge traverse that takes you for a C shaped ridge top hike over three prominence's before descending down a less travelled but simple tail back to the highway. I highly recommend this option as at points you can view barrier lake and the Kananaskis valley.
Being only 45 minutes from Calgary and 15 minutes from Canmore it is a wonderful climb for a short day.