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Storm Mountain
Banff National Park, Alberta
July 3, 2000

Distance: 11.5 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1500 m

At 1361 m, Storm Mountain is not to be taken lightly. Deadfall made the approach arduous, but after that, the trip became more interesting although mostly a slog.

After getting through the trees, we made our way to the end of the valley. We were early in the season and instead of slogging up scree, we trudged on firm snow. After we got above the snow, we scrambled over or around cliff bands to the summit ridge. Then for the final stretch, we plodded up scree to the summit. GPS receivers weren't available in 2000, so I was unable provide a map with my route.

Storm Mountain from Mount Whymper

The trip starts with a great deal of log hopping>

Small waterfall

Heading up the drainage to the snow slope

After working our up up the rubble we'll hit snow

The firm snow easier to hike on than the loose rock

A lot of snow to cross but it's better than scree

Sue and Kari hike on the snow slope

Looking back

Taking a break after we cleared the snow slope

A huge cornice extends from the summit

Descending one of the trickier sections

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