The definitive challenge of non-technical "scrambles" in the southern Canadian Rockies based closely on Alan Kane's 2nd edition of the seminal "Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies". Most peaks are accessible in day trips from the Calgary area. This challenge includes only peaks in the southern areas of the book, specifically Waterton Lakes, Crowsnest Pass, The Highwood, Kananaskis Lakes area, Smith-Dorrien area, and the Elbow/Kananaskis Valley; the northern peaks can be found on peakery in the companion challenge 'Canadian Rockies Scrambles North' here:

Note: Kane has since published a 3rd edition which includes many new peaks (featured on peakery in the 'Canadian Rockies Scrambles Encore Challenge' for the truly committed). The 2nd edition is out-of-print but you can still view it here:


Highest peak

Mount Rae

10,590 ft / 3,227 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Galatea

4,200 ft / 1,280 m

Most summited peak

Opal Ridge

88 summits

Most difficult peak

Mount Sarrail

Class 2

Difficulty breakdown

Class 1/2 3 peaks

Class 3/4 6 peaks

Class 5+ 1 peak

Top climbing months

July   26%

August   23%

September  16%