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Storm Mountain
Kananaskis, Alberta
September 21, 2001

Distance: 6.7 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1350 m

Storm Mountain was a thoroughly enjoyable, short scramble that begins near Highwood Pass. Following the route described in Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, Al, Dinah and I climbed Storm Mountain in a counterclockwise loop. We hiked into the valley south of the mountain before gaining the south ridge. Before the summit, we dropped below the ridge on the east side and traversed a ledge. We scrambled back up to the ridge crest and soon reached the summit.

Unfortunately, thick cloud covered the summit and prevented me from taking a panorama. It was too miserable to even stay long enough to take a summit photo, and we started climbing down to the valley directly below. Partway down, we made a side trip to a large cave before continuing down.

KML and GPX Tracks

Looking back down the ridge soon after starting out

Following the ridge, trekking poles would've been helpful

Steep slope before the summit

We carefully worked our way along the steep, snowy slope

Scrambling up a break

Looking south along the ridge

The final ascent to the top

Coming down, we took an interesting route

Standing in the cave

Al, Dinah and me sitting in the cave

Highwood Ridge is across the valley

82 J/10 Mount Rae

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