Storm Mountain (Kananaskis)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,095
Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,155
Elevation Gain (m): 
975
Round Trip Time: 
4.50
Total Distance (km): 
7.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Moderate scrambling with enough loose terrain and exposure to keep it moderate.

Map
Trip Report

After scrambling up and down Burstall Mountain in 3 hours on September 01 2009 I was sitting in my car driving back to my camp in Elkwood thinking, "now what do I do the rest of the day?!". Since I had scrambled Brett and Pilot the day before I thought I would want a short and easy day but I strangely felt myself wondering if I could possibly still bag another peak since the rain clouds from the morning had dissipated and I was left with a warm and sunny afternoon.

 


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Comments

Thanks for this report! I made the peak this August 2016 with my partner and Corgi(In the backpack except for the meadows). Tricky with the dog on the steep sections. Kane's fast descent via the west connecting ridge was terrifying... not the exposed ridge itself, but the entire loose and steep bit down to the valley. Normal ascent and crux to final ridge was far less exposed IMO. Our 5th scramble.

Wow - that doesn't sound pleasant at all. In general I avoid descending terrain I'm not familiar with and Kane has more of these "terrifying" alternate descents... LOL. One exception I can think of is Mount Smuts which has a good alternate descent that is much easier than the ascent. Northover is another one.

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