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View from Centre Peak

Mount Edith
Banff National Park, Alberta
July 20, 2002

Gert, Wayne, Dinah and I did the three-peak loop for Mount Edith beginning with the North Peak. There's lots of variety here! Despite the rating of "difficult" for the South Peak, I thought the scrambling was moderate. After ascending the North Peak, we pushed on to do the Centre and South Peaks, and then descended from the Centre-South Col.

KML Track


The three peaks of Mount Edith seen from Mount Cory


Mount Edith from the approach trail


Hiking to the col, the early morning sun casts our shadows


Starting up from the col


South-facing chimneys: we went up the left chimney that has brief exposure and
came down the right chimney although it is narrower (mouse over).


Nearing the top of the left chimney

Wayne prepares to jump across to the North Summit


Descending from the North Peak


Back below the chimney


Going to the Centre Peak


Scrambling up


On the Centre Peak


Heading down from Centre Peak to South Peak


Looking back


Dinah crawls out of the tunnel on the South Peak


Going along the ledge


Scrambling up through the rock flakes


Scrambling near the summit


On the South Summit


Coming down from the south peak, we'll soon be back at the rock flakes


The exposed ledge that avoids the tunnel is actually easy


The photo is not turned around. I'm looking down as Gert, Dinah, and Wayne descended a crack.


Mount Rundle on the left


82 O/4 Banff

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