Mount Alderson
Waterton, Alberta
July 10, 2004

Dinah and I returned to Waterton National Park to climb three peaks in as many days. Mount Alderson was the most colorful of the three. To reach the base of the mountain, we hiked for an hour to Summit Lake and then went on to the saddle between Carthew and Alderson. From the saddle, we climbed a red ridge and followed it to the summit.

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KML Track


Summit Lake


Chapman Peak towers above Lake Wurdeman


We came across this hoary marmot at the saddle


Sky pilot


Carthew Lakes


After descending from the Anderson-Carthew col, we climbed the red ridge

As we climbed, we encountered a variety of colours and patterns in the rock


Coming up to a colourful high point


View of the ridge from the top of the first downclimb


First downclimb


False summit ahead


Slogging up scree


Looking back at the ridge


Coming up to the downclimb just before the summit


Second downclimb


Heading to the summit


Looking northeast: the red mountain is Bertha Peak; Mount Crandell left


82 G/1 Sage Creek and 82 H/4 Waterton Lakes

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