Dolomite Peak
Icefields Parkway, Alberta
August 16, 2003

This was my second time up Dolomite Peak, but this time with camera in hand. This is a thoroughly enjoyable scramble with good rock. This time, however, Dinah joined me and we did both the third and fourth peaks starting with peak 4 where I took the summit panoramna. The ascent up peak 4 was mostly marked, but peak 3 was more difficult and required routefinding. We climbed the north side but it probably can be done without going so far around the base of the peak as we did. Peak 4 is higher than peak 3 but only by seven metres. Unfortunately, haze from a forest fire dulled our views.

KML Track

Dolomite Peaks seen from the approach
. Counting from the left, peaks 3 and 4 are obvious

Starting up the lower slopes of Dolomite Peak

We'll soon start heading left

Impressive rocks towered above us

Heading for the col between peaks 3 and 4, peak 4 above

Scrambling up the gully between peaks 3 and 4

The gully is quite steep

At the top of the gully, we'll go right to ascend peak 4

On the way to peak 4
, Dinah checks out peak 3

The scrambling is great!

Almost on the top of peak 4

Dinah sits next to the summit cairn on peak 4

Studying peak 3
from the end of peak 4

On our way to peak 3

On our first attempt to peak 3, partway along the ridge, we reached the
ridge crest but couldn't continue because the ridge didn't connect.

We went around and ascended the northwest side of peak 3

View of peak 4 (click for a larger image)

Standing on peak 3

Peak 2 looks formidable!

Downclimbing from peak 3

Looking back at our two summits after starting down

Scrambling down the gully below peaks 3 and 4

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