Storm Mountain (Kananaskis)
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary International Airport|
Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.
A peak in the Highwood Valley area of the Kananaskis mountains, at the head of Storm Creek and Mist Creek, which flow into the Bow River. Don't mix this up with the OTHER Storm Mountain near Vermillion Pass. Both were first named by George Dawson in 1884 and the names board accepted both names.
The easiest route is the East Ridge, which is mostly a class 3 scramble. Ice axe and crampons may be necessary on the upper sections and the east side of the ridge can be very intimidating if there is snow on it, which there usually is. There is also a harder scrambling route that ascends the SW face directly from the basin below the face which has been done by Kevin Altheim, not sure if it was a first ascent or not (most likely not). That route follows the face directly up from the basin, following a line approximately 100m to the right of the normal descent route. Follow good slabs interrupted by small ledges made up of tight small scree just to the right of the prominent drainage course coming straight down from the summit. The descent followed that drainage course, not the normal descent.
Thanks to Kevin Altheim for this description.
The following weather information is provided for the nearest supported peak. The weather icons reflect weather conditions from the base of the mountain, while the wind, temperature and humidity reflect conditions at the summit.
Weather by meteoexploration.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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