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Canada - Life on the edge with Stuart & Fi ***FIXED***

Date walked: 09/09/2016

Time taken: 6 hours

Distance: 13.2km

Ascent: 784m

PHOTOS SHOULD NOW BE VISIBLE TO ALL.....AT LAST :roll:

It has been two months since I managed to get out and up a hill and though I've done a few low level hikes in the interim period, it has been a very slow summer overall :roll: Fortunately when WH'ers Stuart and Fi (Mr & Mrs Scoob) dropped in for a few days they brought some much needed sunshine and we wasted none of it as we headed down to the Elbow Valley to hike the stunning knife edge of Nihahi Ridge.

I've posted the route previously here http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22539 so anyone seeking full details of access and route can find all you need there. This post is just to share a few shots of another WH Canada meet up :wink:

Stuart & Fi starting out at the Harold Chapman suspension bridge (Nihahi Ridge in the far distance)
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Autumn is on the way in the Elbow Valley
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The early part of the trail as is passes the Elbow Valley Campgrounds
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Up and on to the ridge then a nice wee break
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Onwards and upwards
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one of the better parts of the high trail
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Fi tackling 'the wall'
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up and out of the scree bowl to the open views along the Elbow River
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Now making the final little scramble to the start of the ridge top proper
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Stuart filming Fi on ascent
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It's impossible to tire of this view
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The south summit ahead
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Waiting for Stuart after the promise of a geocache (he found it later on the return journey)
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Careful on those slabs Fi......
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Almost there now
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The final ascent
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I think Fi is just happy to see some level ground!
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The summit pic on 'The Table'
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Stuart showing off his fancy 360 degree camera (got a great pic too)
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looking back up to the summit at the start of the descent
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The route home
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Life on the edge
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Fi descending the wall
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I've seen mountain goats with fewer skills
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Stuart is fair running down
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A nice steady wander out
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It was really great to have Stuart and Fi staying with us again, I would have loved it to be for longer but I'm absolutely sure we'll seem them again soon :D

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ChrisW


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Location: Cochrane- Alberta - Canada
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Activity: Scrambler
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