Commonwealth Peak 2775 m, Kananaskis Country
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.
Unavoidable Rockies rubble on Commonwealth Peak. Anybody bring a paddle?
Scrambling up a gully to the summit ridge.
(Left) Walking the last way to the top on a rounded ridge.
Enjoying a summit view to Spray Lake and Mount Nestor on a perfect July day. Typical Rockies weather---if you're lucky!
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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