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Eiffel Peak
Lake Louise, Alberta
September 22, 2003

Distance: 10.9 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1120 m

Dinah and I joined the Hostel Outdoor Group to climb Eiffel Peak. Although it's not a challenging scramble, the views are breathtaking. Fall is the best time to go, but expect to find the trails crowded with tourists who come to see the larches changing colours.

The route begins at Moraine Lake and follows the Larch Valley trail. After reaching Larch Valley, leave the trail and start up the east ridge of Eiffel. The route then climbs up a scree gully that leads to the summit.

KML and GPX Tracks

Approaching Eiffel Peak

Reaching the base of the mountain

Pinnacle Mountain is next door to Eiffel

Looking back at Larch Valley

Easy scrambling near the start

The slope becomes steeper and full of loose rubble near the summit

Mount Temple

On the top of Eiffel Peak. To the left is Eiffel Tower.

Mount Temple rises well above the summit of Eiffel Peak

A cloud-covered Glacier Peak and Mount Lefroy

Dinah is ready to join the others heading back down

I do a little unnecessary but fun scrambling

Group shot taken partway down

Moraine Lake lies far below

Panorama Ridge arcs over The Tower of Babel

Looking back at Eiffel Peak from the Larch Valley

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