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Tower of Babel
Lake Louise, Alberta
June 22, 2003

Distance: 3.2 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 494 m

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 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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