Pasque Mountain
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide
November 1, 2008

When we attempted Pasque Mountain in 2006 we turned back because of high winds. This time we reached the summit in relatively calm weather, not to mention surprisingly dry conditions for this time of the year.

We had no trouble following the route to the ridge. Instead of climbing the north summit, we left the road and headed to a trail that leads to the ridge. We followed the ridge to the summit. The ridge walk sports some good views and the clear, blue skies provided a look at far-ranging peaks.

It took us three hours to reach the south summit so we took our time going back and climbed the north summit.

KML Track


Heading up the first ridge


The road heads to the north summit, but we headed to the ridge above.


Plateau Mountain behind


We catch a trail that leads to the ridge. North summit behind.


We hiked up the ridge. Beehive Mountain in centre.


According to both our GPSs, the "lower summit" was as high as the true summit


Looking back along the ridge


To reach the summit (centre) we traversed the rocky ridge ahead


On the rocky ridge


On the skyline (centre) is Sugarloaf Lookout. Above Dinah is Crowsnest Mountain 50 km away.


The views west are marred by cutblocks. In the clearing at the bottom centre, a helicopter
appeared to dropping gear and men off (mouse over).


This section can be skirted below on the left but we scrambled over it easily.


An unnamed peak seen through the rocks


We downclimbed a small drop


The next rock outcropping is easily circumvented or scrambled over


Looking back at the ridge we just traversed


Mount Lyall


Dinah reaches the south summit


A benchmark (mouse over) marks the top


View from the south summit


Mount Gass (left)


Twin Peaks of Cabin Ridge


Heading to the north summit


Panorama from the north summit


82 J/2 Fording River


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