Panorama Ridge
Lake Louise, Alberta
June 19, 2004

It's a slog going up the gully but Panorama Ridge is worth the climb because of the views. After hiking up the trail Dinah and I tried to cross the stream too soon. It's better to continue up a ways where logs and rocks make crossing easier.

The ascent gully seemed interminable, so we were glad when we finally reached the ridge. A short ridge walk led to the summit. After summiting we headed to the east peak but there was too much snow to continue, so we descended the nearest gully.

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KML Track

View of Panorama Ridge just before reaching Consolation Lakes

Crossing Babel Creek

Looking up the ascent gully

We made good progress in the firm snow in the gully.

Gully narrows ahead

The slope steepens

A huge cornice follows much of the ridge.

Approaching the summit

After reaching the first summit, we continued along the ridge to the second
summit. We made it to the pinnacles (above) where it became difficult and
exposed. Best to do in dry conditions. We headed back down from here.

Cute bird, such skinny legs!

Our descent gully

Looking down Consolation Valley

One of the Consolation Lakes. We followed a crude shoreline trail back.

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