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Ascent of Big Beehive on 2014-08-07

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Others in Party:Sean Blanton
Justin Harder
Wanda (?)
Graham Perkins
Delicia Thompson
Miranda Byrd
Date:Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Beehive
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:7448 ft / 2270 m

Ascent Trip Report

Rockies Run Tour Day 3:
Today we ran all over Lake Louise National Park. Started by ascending Big Beehive from Lake Louise - very popular hike, but maybe 3% of those that visit Lake Louise actually do it. Amazing views up top, which we reached at 3.3 miles and about 1 hour in. From there we descended - really fun descent - down to the main horse/hiker trail up to the Plains of 6 Glaciers, where the trails were absolutely stunning on the approach. Loved that spot. On the plains we noticed 3 pairs of trail shoes. Sean noted that they were "approach shoes" likely belonging to 3 climbers attempting to climb one of the surrounding rock faces. We are not the only ones taking advantage of the majestic natural surroundings. We barreled down to Lake Louise from up there, flying by all the average tourists, looking pretty hardcore. We topped it off by jumping into the lake... people couldn't believe us, felt amazing though!!

The best way to feel alive is in the mountains, in water, after a big day of mountain running.

Lessons leanred:
-"Make fast easy" (Runbum Sean's coaching tips)
-Banff National Park is huge, and there is so much more than the photo spot at Lake Louise and the tea house hike
-Even at an extremely popular national park, the feeling of remoteness can be achieved in a 1 hour hike
-Lake Louise is a special place - my appreciation for it has risen dramatically
-Glacier water is cold as hell, quite invigorating to dip into
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