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Mount Alderson
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
July 10, 2004

Distance: 20.6 km
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 1200 m

Dinah and I returned to Waterton National Park to climb three peaks in as many days. Our third climb, Mount Alderson, was the most colourful of the three.

From Cameron Lake, we hiked for an hour to Summit Lake and continued to the saddle between Carthew and Alderson. From the saddle, we climbed the red ridge and followed it to the summit. Other than two downclimbs en route to the summit, the trip was a hike.

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Summit Lake

Chapman Peak towers above Lake Wurdeman

We came across this hoary marmot at the saddle

Sky pilot

Carthew Lakes

Looking back at Anderson-Carthew col

We headed to the red ridge

As we climbed, we encountered a variety of colours and patterns in the rock

Coming up to a colourful high point

View of the ridge from the top of the first downclimb

First downclimb

False summit ahead

Slogging up scree

Looking back at the ridge

Coming up to the downclimb just before the summit

Second downclimb

Heading to the summit

Looking northeast: the red mountain is Bertha Peak; Mount Crandell left

82 G/1 Sage Creek, 82 H/4 Waterton Lakes

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