Storm Mountain (Kananaskis)

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Photo uploaded by Kevin Altheim

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.

Elevation (feet): 10,154
Elevation (meters): 3,095
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.5867
Longitude: -114.94
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Calgary

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

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