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Mount Galatea
Kananaskis, Alberta
July 12, 2003

Mount Galatea offers some Interesting scrambling near the top, but it's a long haul to get to it. Once the scree slog is over, we reached a point just below the ridge where we faced the first of a few obstacles en route to the summit. To surmount them, we stayed below the ridge crest until just before the summit. The route-finding was more challenging than I expected. We climbed Galatea in dry conditions, but I can see that in snow or even wet conditions, it would be treacherous on some sections.

KML Track


We left the meadows behind


The ascent begins in the gully in the centre and then takes the ridge to the right of it (click for a larger image)


Looking back at the vast scree basin we had to cross


Starting up the scree


Looking back down the slope


More scree


The tarns are far below us


Serious drop on the right


The long climb up a scree slope gives way to the first obstacle. The summit is on the left.


There's quite a bit of scrambling before you reach the summit


Looking back at Wayne and Lori ascending


A narrow ridge leads to the summit cairn


Heading back along the ridge from the summit


Downclimbing


Climbing down the steepest section on the return


Back on the scree. The summit is the point on the left.


Back in the gully at the base of the mountain


82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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