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Turtle Mountain
Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
June 15, 2002

Turtle Mountain is an enjoyable, straightforward climb. However, I don't advise doing this when the saddle is under snow. As I discovered, fissures hidden under the snow make it dangerous, not unlike traversing a glacier. I fell through the snow at one point, but fortunately a small ledge stopped me from going to the bottom.

KML Track

View of Turtle Mountain from Livingstone Ridge

A good ascent path goes to the first peak

The way is obvious!

Looking at the second peak from the first

Some interesting fractured boulders along the way

From the saddle looking at the summit

Almost at the summit

Leaving the summit

From the second peak looking at the first peak

First peak from the saddle

Heading back down

Frank Slide

82 G/9 Blairmore

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