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Mount Tecumseh
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
August 18, 2002

For a change of scenery from Banff or Kananaskis, Crowsnest Pass is a good alternative for a moderate scramble. And Mount Tecumseh is a fine choice. It's a pleasant climb with little scree and a good approach. Gert joined Dinah and I on this trip,

We couldn't park in front of the house in Sentinel as described in Kane's book – there were "No Trespassing" signs up – so we parked 200 m down the road.

We hiked up the powerline right-of-way to Phillipps Pass where the ascent starts. From there, we made our way up a drainage. Eventually we came to a basin where we could reach a col. Then it was a short scramble up the west ridge to the summit.

Postscript: Clayton Annis emailed me saying that the landowners at the trailhead are becoming increasingly intolerant of hikers on their property. He suggests using the railway right-of-way or asking the landowner's permission to use their driveway. Or use the BC rest area 5 minutes west on the Highway 3 which is used for Crowsnest Ridge.

KML and GPX Tracks

Mount Tecumseh seen from the powerline right-of-way

Starting up the canyon

As much as possible, we stayed in the canyon

Here we bypassed a canyon section on the left

End of the canyon

After the canyon, we came to a basin

Taking a break

Heading up the scree slope to the ridge crest

Gaining the ridge

On the ridge heading to the summit

Looking back. Phillipps Peak behind.

Ascending a steep section

Another view looking back. Note Dinah and Gert at the bottom.

Seven Sisters and Crowsnest Mountain

Leaving the summit

Passing two huge boulders on the descent

Gert comes down the drainage below the canyon

82 G/10 Crowsnest

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