View from Mount Collembola

Mount Collembola and Mount Allan
Kananaskis, Alberta
May 6, 2001

The traverse of Mounts Collembola and Allan is a demanding but rewarding ridgewalk. Following the route in Kananaskis Country Guide, we hiked and scrambled up the north ridge of Mount Collembola. From the 2765-metre summit of Collembola, we continued north to the col losing nearly 200 m before hiking up almost 300 m to tag the highest point of our trip, Mount Allan. The route continues down the north end of Allan before rejoining the approach trail.

Postscript: My 2016 trip provides more details on climbing Mount Collembola as well a picturesque visit to the Jubilee Tarns.


Looking across to the south summit of Pigeon Mountain


Scrambling up the crux


Dinah and Kari climb up


Looking down the crux


On the summit of Mount Collembola


The four peaks of Mount Lougheed


Looking at Jubilee Cirque from Collembola-Allan col


Looking back at Mount Collembola


Looking back at Collembola-Allan col


Another view of Mount Collembola


Panorama from Mount Allan


Heading down from Mount Allan


Near the end of the ridgewalk


Rick blocks the sun as I took this photo


View at the cirque as we head down


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