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Cirque Peak
Banff National Park, Alberta
September 13, 2003

Cirque Peak is an easy trip with great views. It's mostly a hike except for the very top. Here, snow made made things a bit difficult when we scrambled to the summit. Afterwards, Dinah and I descended to the col and climbed partway up the other side to get a good view of Cirque Peak.

KML Track

Cirque Peak from the trail

Great scenery along the trail

Cirque Peak

Helen Lake

Marmot with a mouthful of grass for its winter nest I assume

Starting up from the col

On the shoulder, the scree is good for climbing and great for running down

Looking back

There was plenty of snow in some places

Almost on the summit

Standing on the west peak

Only at the summit is there any scrambling

Coming down from the west (true) summit

Cirque Peak from Dolomite Pass (click for a larger image)

Dolomite Peak (click for a larger image)

View from the high point

Heading back down the trail

82 N/9 Hector Lake

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