For a change of scenery from Banff or Kananaskis, Crowsnest Pass is a good alternative for a scramble. It was mostly a pleasant climb with little scree.
We couldn't park in front of the house in Sentinel as described in Kane's book – there were "No Trespassing" signs up – so we parked 200 m down the road.
Postscript: Clayton Annis emailed me saying that the landowners at the trailhead are becoming increasingly intolerant of hikers on their property. He suggests using the railway ROW or asking the landowner's permission to use their driveway. Or use the BC rest area 5 minutes west on the HWY 3 which is used for Crowsnest Ridge.
Mount Tecumseh seen from the trail
Starting up the canyon
As much as possible, we stayed in the canyon
Here we bypassed a canyon section on the left
End of the canyon
After the canyon, we emerged onto a meadow
Taking a break
Heading up the scree slope to the ridge crest
Gaining the ridge
On the ridge heading to the summit
Looking back. Phillipps Peak behind.
Another view back. Note the figures just below the ridge.
Leaving the summit
Passing two huge boulders on the descent
In the drainage below the canyon
82 G/15 Crowsnest
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