Mountain Sheep with Mt Michener in the
after a former Governor General of Canada, Mt Michener is one
of the more prominent landmarks in the valley and can be seen
from afar as you head towards the mountains from Nordegg.
Looking across Abraham Lake from Mt Michener Viewpoint the first
mountain range of the Front Ranges can be clearly seen. The
sharp edge on the east side of this mountain marks the MacConnell
Thrust Fault, a major fault line along the Eastern Slopes where
rocks more than 500 million years old were pushed up and above
the much younger and softer formations of the foothills.
Mt Michener with its distinct pyramid shaped peak (one of two
peaks) makes an interesting backdrop for any photo or painting
along the lake. In mid and late winter, when Abraham Lake is
frozen, access to the mountain is easiest.
Mt Michener is a fabulous experience rewarded by some majestic
views as you look over the foothills to your east and into the
main ranges to the west. This is serious mountaineering and
the ten hour tour should only be undertaken by those experienced
and fit. Guides from the Centre
for Outdoor Education in Nordegg will take you to the top,
right from the doorstep of Aurum Lodge.