Snow Peak VE6/AS-072 is an easy Class 2 scramble with some of the best scenery in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies 900m ascent (3000ft).
The parking lot for Snow Peak is 45km from Canmore. We opted for a bike and hike approach to the peak for a total of 10km MTB hike and 20km round trip to the peak
After leaving the bikes at the end of an old logging road, an indistinct trail crosses gravel flats with a series of small stream crossings before steeply winding through trees to another plateau before climbing again to Burstall Pass.
At Burstall Pass this is the view for the final scramble
On reaching the summit (no cell reception) I was fortunate to make a quick QSO with Tom W7RV, who was kind enough to spot me on SOTAWATCH.
After making 5 QSOs a lull followed so I was ready to sign off but then 5 more QSOs, before wrapping up and heading back for a 6 hour day.
However the day was not over, on the way back we got involved in an active rescue (injured hiker) which was successfully stabilized for EMS and SAR.