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Dolomite Peak
Banff National Park, 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 panorama. 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


The grade steepens


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


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


Climbing back down


On our way to peak 3


Back above the gully


Our first attempt to peak 3, partway along the ridge


At another spot, we reached the ridge crest but couldn't continue because the ridge didn't connect


Dinah comes back down


We went around and ascended the northwest side of peak 3


Standing on peak 3


View of peak 4 (click for a larger image)


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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