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Little Hector
Banff National Park, Alberta
September 8, 2001
Distance: 8.6 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1290 m

Using the same approach at Mount Andromache, we hiked up the trail alongside Hector Creek. After reaching the basin, we picked a spot on the slope on our right to begin our ascent. Soon we were climbing up the steep, north ridge. On reaching the summit, we reveled in the views, especially the glacier on Mount Hector. On the return, we descended more directly down to the valley.

Little Hector is an interesting climb with nice views. It leaves you wishing you could continue on to Mount Hector itself!

KML and GPX Tracks

Little Hector seen from the highway

We reached the edge of the basin

Hiking up the lower slopes

The slope is gentle here but will soon become steep

Steep grade much of the way

Dinah gratefully reaches a level spot

Great views ease the long trudge up

Almost there

On the summit, Mount Hector fills the scene

Hector Lake

Kari snaps photos of the glacier

Mount Hector

There's no point in continuing along the ridge

Coming down

Looking back at Little Hector on our descent

Mount Andromache to the north

Taking a break on the descent: me, Dinah, Wayne, Gert and Kari

82 N/9 Hector Lake

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