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Cegnfs
Kananaskis, Alberta
October 1, 2004

When Dinah, Dale, Lori and I hiked up French Creek we intended to climb both Cegnfs and Mount Murray. Unfortunately, we had trouble following the instructions in the Scrambles book and we ended up on the wrong ridge. We had to drop down and traverse rubbly slopes to get back on track. By the time we reached the summit of Cegnfs it was too late to attempt Mount Murray.

According to comments in the summit register, other groups ended up on the wrong ridge as well. Like us, they too cursed the author. There's even a well-worn path leading down from the wrong ridge! The following year we returned and found the correct way up Mount Murray.

MOVIE (posted on YouTube)


Cegnfs and Mount Murray seen from Mount Burstall


Mud Lake


On the trail


We started climbing


That's me, trying to get my bearings


We realized we're off course


We angled down, losing 140 m of elevation, to get back on course


Climbing up Cegnfs. Below is the "rock gate" where we should have started our ascent.


Nearby Mount Murray would be out of reach on this day


Going up a narrow gully


Looking down


This scree slope extends up to the summit


Lots and lots of scree


We took in the scenery as we ascended


The Tower, Galatea, Gusty and Chester


Taking a break


Some interesting rocks


I got off the scree and went left to do some scrambling


On the summit


Coming down from the summit


Heading down a scree slope


On the lower slopes of Cegnfs


Taking a break by larches


While hiking back we chanced upon a porcupine. Apparently it didn't like having his picture taken: he turned his back to me and thumped his tail on the ground!


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