We left the house at precisely 8:00 am to visit Lake Louise once again. The last time we were there, it was covered in ice and Patrick’s foot went through the ice. This time around was no less challenging.
We decided to do the 5.6 km hike up to Plains of Six Glaciers Teahouse where we would be rewarded for our efforts. We were indeed rewarded for our efforts, but our dreams of it being an easy hike was shot. The snow began to fall, the fog became thicker, and the slope of the mountain gradually became steeper and steeper. We were gripping onto mud and rocks. That wasn’t the most challenging part. Just when we thought the worst was over, we met our maker. There was a cliff that expanded for 50 grueling meters. The ledge was very narrow and wet. To look down while you were walking on it was madness. We were scaling the side of the mountain literally gripping the rocks. It was the first time I experienced vertigo. It was not pleasant, but we did it! One of the scariest things we’ve ever done.
When we arrived at the teahouse, there was a bit of a wait for a table. Once we were seated we ordered tea, soup, and biscuits. It did not disappoint. But would we hike up there again? Maybe not. It was a great experience though. Despite the snowy, wet weather, we enjoyed the scenery very much and appreciated the intensity of the trail.