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View from Mount Collembola

Mount Collembola and Mount Allan
Kananaskis, Alberta
May 6, 2001

Distance: 22.6 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1811 m

The traverse of Mounts Collembola and Allan is a demanding but rewarding ridgewalk. Following the route in Kananaskis Country Guide, we hiked and scrambled up the north ridge of Mount Collembola. From the 2765-metre summit of Collembola. From there, we continued north to the col losing nearly 200 m before hiking up almost 300 m to tag the highest point of our trip, Mount Allan. The route continues down the north end of Allan before rejoining the approach trail.

Postscript: My 2016 trip provides more details on climbing Mount Collembola as well a picturesque visit to the Jubilee Tarns.

KLM and GPX Tracks

Looking across to the south summit of Pigeon Mountain

Scrambling up the crux

Dinah and Kari climb up

Looking down the crux

On the summit of Mount Collembola

The four peaks of Mount Lougheed

Looking at Jubilee Cirque from Collembola-Allan col

Looking back at Mount Collembola

Looking back at Collembola-Allan col

Another view of Mount Collembola

Panorama from Mount Allan

Heading down from Mount Allan

Near the end of the ridgewalk

Rick blocks the sun as I took this photo

View at the cirque as we headed down

82 O/3 Canmore, 82 J/14 Spray Lakes Reservoir

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