Mount Tecumseh

In an effort to climb everything in the Crowsnest area before moving on to Banff, I pushed through painful blisters to climb Mount Tecumseh.  It was a pleasant scramble, although the light was bad again for photographs.  The approach was along a road which, like most roads in the area, was marked ‘No Trespassing’.  This is despite the local ‘Take a Hike in the Crowsnest Pass’ brochure illustrating it as the proper way.  At the end of the road, I followed a dried up drainage through interesting smooth basin formations to the upper slopes.

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Early on in the drainage the basins provided a fun challenge to scramble right up the middle
Early on in the drainage the basins provided a fun challenge to scramble right up the middle
After a while, the drainage canyon steepened, and the basins became technical slab climbs.  I would have loved to have a partner and rope (not to mention rock shoes - Ian, where were you??) and continue up the middle, but opted to leave the canyon instead
After a while, the drainage canyon steepened, and the basins became technical slab climbs. I would have loved to have a partner and rope (not to mention rock shoes – Ian, where were you??) and continue up the middle, but opted to leave the canyon instead
On the summit ridge looking West towards Phillips Peak - a moderate ridgewalk with a few difficult steps - again I opted out
On the summit ridge looking West towards Phillips Peak – a moderate ridgewalk with a few difficult steps – again I opted out
Crowsnest Mountain from Tecumseh's summit
Crowsnest Mountain from Tecumseh’s summit
Do I need to explain this one?
Do I need to explain this one?
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