Mount Tecumseh
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
August 18, 2002

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.

KML Track


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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