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The Tower
Kananaskis, Alberta
September 27, 2001

Distance: 13.4 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1341 m

I remember little of our climb up The Tower. I was kept busy guiding a small group, some of whom were inexperienced. I was also distracted from taking photos, hence not many pictures.

We hiked up Rummel Lake trail to the lake before headed to the alpine valley below The Tower. After passing a small tarn, we went to the south slope. At the base of the mountain we scrambled up an obvious gully that assisted our ascent at the beginning. The Tower is a moderate scramble and routefinding isn't difficult, yet I spent time with some in my group who were having difficulties. Unfortunately, two people became uncomfortable and never made the summit.

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The Tower from Rummel Lake

View of the base of The Tower and the gully (upper left) that we ascended

Looking back after we started climbing

The climb was unrelentingly steep: there were no good level rest spots

Looking down at the valley we ascended from

Galatea Lakes from the summit

Mount Galatea

View northwest of Spray Lakes

82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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