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Cascade Mountain
Banff National Park, Alberta
July 7, 2001

Cascade Mountain is a enjoyable scramble with a good approach. It's a popular trip so be prepared to share the mountain with others. It draws many people, including the inexperienced and unfit. However, it's well worth it for the scenery.

The scramble begins at Norquay ski area and takes advantage of the 6.6 km trail going to Cascade Amphitheatre. On reaching the amphitheatre, turn right and gain the ridge on the right. Follow this ridge, the west ridge, to the summit.

KML and GPX Tracks

View of Cascade
View of Cascade Mountain near the start of the ridge

Amphitheater below Cascade Mountain

end of Cascade Amphitheater
Looking at the end of Cascade Amphitheater

obvious trail
Following an obvious trail

Scrambling on the lower ridge

Typical of the scrambling on Cascade

snow cornices Lingering snow cornices

traversed below
We traversed below the false summit

Looking back
Looking back at the false summit

View of the summit
View of the summit

Lake Minnewanka
Lake Minnewanka

Relaxing on the summit
Relaxing on the summit

82 O/4 Banff

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