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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 a cliff band low on the ridge and the very top. Snow made things a bit difficult when we scrambled to the summit. Afterwards, Dinah and I descended to the pass 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 ridge


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 east summit


Dinah stands on the west summit


Easy scrambling up both summits


Coming down from the east summit


Cirque Peak seen from the ridge (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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