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Commonwealth Peak 2775 m, Kananaskis Country

Scrambling up a gully

In a gully near the top

Commonwealth Peak  2775 m, in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary has seen few ascents in the past. A rock/ice chimney route on the north side attracts a few alpinists but there is a far easier way up. The crux of this easier route is shown in the photo above and is fully described in my guidebook.

 

Commonwealth Peak rubble.jpg (98050 bytes) Unavoidable Rockies rubble on Commonwealth Peak. Anybody bring a paddle?

 

Rear view of scrambling. Scrambling up a gully to the summit ridge.

 

Almost on top(Left) Walking the last way to the top on a rounded ridge.

 

 Enjoying a summit view.Enjoying a summit view to Spray Lake and Mount Nestor on a perfect July day. Typical Rockies weather---if you're lucky!

 

 Commonwealth Peak fog.jpg (39444 bytes)And if you're not lucky...here's what you might encounter.


This ascent is just one of over 155 scrambles fully described in my new guidebook, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, which can be ordered online by clicking here.

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