MCHS Fred Scharmann Memorial Hike spends three days in mountains

Photos by Lucie Roy and Greg Boutestein

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Sheila Scharmann posed with MCHS teacher Greg Boutestein and students before they departed for the Fred Scharmann Memorial Hiking trip in Banff National Park. Lucie Roy Photo

MCHS students hiked 36 kilometers in Banff National Park on Thursday and Friday. Thursday saw them climb 725 metres over six kilometers to the top of the popular Sentinel Pass (2,625 m). Friday saw them climb 760 metres over 12 kilometers to reach the top of remote North Molar Pass (2,590 m). These two spots represent two of the three highest trails in the Rocky Mountain National Park system.

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MCHS staff members and trip chaperons, Kathy Jackson and Colette Amyot at the top of Sentinel Pass.

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MCHS students getting their first view of North Molar Pass (the gap just beyond the far right side of the photo).

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A view of Mosquito Lake enroute to North Molar Pass.

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MCHS students beginning their descend from North Molar Pass.

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