Mount Fox 2973 m
Kananaskis Country, Alberta
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Mount Fox is an exciting scramble that straddles the Alberta-British Columbia boundary, southwest of Calgary. This day trip gives a birds-eye view of beautiful Kananaskis Lakes and the fabulous big peaks nearby like Mount Joffre. A rope is not required when conditions are dry and the ridge is free of snow.
Heading up the shattered limestone ridge of Mount Fox.
Typical terrain on the ridge, with Fox and Frozen Lakes below. (Kris Thorsteinsson photo)
Climbing a short but interesting crack near the top of he route.
Traversing along Mount Fox ridge, with Elk Pass and Fox Lake far below in Kananaskis Country.
My partner during a moment of inspiration on pinnacles along the route.
Near the summit, with Mount Joffre in distance at far right of picture. We were blessed with a fine July day for this ascent.
A fabulous view north encompasses Kananaskis Lakes and a myriad of more peaks to climb.
(Kris Thorsteinsson photo)
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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