FKT: Michael Burke - Mt Edith Cavell (AB, Canada) - 2021-07-19

Route variation
ascent via East Ridge
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
1h 55m 10s

On July 19 I did a speed climb of Edith Cavell's East Ridge.  This was my first time on the route although I had scouted the approach the evening prior.  Conditions were very good, pretty much dry the whole way.  I carried crampons and a mountaineering axe but did not need either.  I started my watch at the small kiosk at the trailhead and stopped it at the third (western-most) summit.  Afterwards I descended the mountain by the scramble route to make a nice loop.  This is a classic route and highly recommended.

My approximate times...

Col: 36min

Shoulder above first scramble section: 1hr 12min

East Summit: 1hr 51min

Third Summit: 1hr 55min