All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Jasper National Park > Mt. Edith Cavell
Avg: 1.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 5000 ft, Grade II|
|FA:||A. J. Gilmour, E. W. D. Holway, Augst 1915|
|Page Views:||203 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Peter Spindloe on Apr 15, 2007|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
DescriptionWhile this is called the "Normal Route" I doubt that it gets climbed very often. It does see considerable use as a descent though.
This route does not start at the main tourist parking lot for Edith Cavell. It starts about 2km down the road near the Youth Hostel and Cavell Lake. From the west side of the road, get onto a path that takes you over a bridge at the north end of Cavell Lake. Hike along this trail to just before Verdant Creek. Take a left on a good trail which will take you into the bowl below the west ridge of Cavell.
Head up scree, talus and some solid rock aiming for the lowest point on the ridge (the Cavell-Sorrow col). Once on the ridge head straight to the summit.
Descend by reversing the route. Under 12 hours for the round trip probably means that your fitness is most excellent.