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Partial panorama from Heart Mountain

Heart Mountain and Grant MacEwan Peak
Kananaskis, Alberta
April 23, 2005

This is a short, enjoyable scramble although you may find yourself sharing the mountain with dozens of others. We followed the usual counterclockwise loop route. A good beginner's scramble.

Postscript: A year after climbing Heart Mountain's "second summit," as it was called, was named Grant MacEwan Peak.

KML Track

Heart Mountain with it's distinctive summit

Near the trailhead there's a warning (mouse over)

Heading to the base of the mountain

The views behind us soon open up

Starting up the ridge

Photo taken from the crux where there's a red diamond: I continued past it to scramble up a slightly more difficult spot

Scrambling up

Looking down the crux

High above Bow Valley

Taken en route to Grant MacEwan Peak from Heart Mountain

Grant McEwan Peak lies ahead along the ridge. To the right are the Twin Towers that can be reached from
Grant McEwan Peak.
(click for a larger image)

Dinah knee deep in snow

View from Grant MacEwan Peak

Heading down

82 O/3 Canmore

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