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Tower of Babel
Lake Louise, Alberta
June 22, 2003

We set out to do Vermilion Peak, but the poor weather made us reconsider. We climbed this peak instead. It's a fun scramble up a gully but too short to plan an entire day around it.

Starting from Moraine Lake, Dinah and I started up the trail for Consolations Lakes. A few minutes after starting out, we left the trail and started up the steep gully. The gully gully is a hazard for falling rock, but fortunately we didn't have to contend with other parties and arrived safely on the summit. Unfortunately, a snow squall moved in, and we were bereft of good views.

KML Track


The Tower of Babel seen from the trail


Starting up the gully


Lots of scree in the gully


Looking down the gully


Near the top, this is as difficult as it gets


Moraine Lake


Heading down from the summit as snow flies


82 N/8 Lake Louise

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