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Mount Invincible East Ridge
Kananaskis, Alberta
September 8, 2000

While going through photos I had taken in 2000, I came across a scramble I had never posted. I remember little about that trip now, but those photos and my GPS track tell the story. (GPS receivers weren't very accurate at the turn of the century and some of my track is missing; my distance is estimated.)

Starting at Peninsula day-use area, I along with Zora, Kari, Elizabeth and Sue followed Rick as he led us up an exploration road to a gypsum quarry. The trip didn't end there, however. After leaving the road, we started up the east ridge of Mount Invincible. It began as a hike but ended with a scramble to a rocky point.

After spending half an hour there, we continued past our little summit to a col. From there we descended the drainage north. Once at the bottom, we worked our way southeast back to the road. Hiking back along the road, we were surprised to find an unbelievably bountiful strawberry patch. We all stopped to gorge on the tiny fruit before continuing on.

KML and GPX Tracks

The view northwest after we get above the treeline

Starting up the open ridge

Looking back at a cairn we passed

Scrambling up

Mount Indefatigable lies south

Looking back at the high point that we reached

Mount Invincible

Hiking back down the road

Strawberries were plentiful

Elizabeth, Kari, Zora, Rick and Sue feasting on the fruit

82 J/11 Kananaskis Lakes

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