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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.

 

Ascending Mt Fox east ridge. Heading up the shattered limestone ridge of Mount Fox.

 

On ridge above Frozen Lake.Typical terrain on the ridge, with Fox and Frozen Lakes below. (Kris Thorsteinsson photo)

 

Climbing a crack on Fox.jpg (60562 bytes) Climbing a short but interesting crack near the top of he route.

 

Along Fox ridge. Traversing along Mount Fox ridge, with Elk Pass and Fox Lake far below in Kananaskis Country.

 

On the pinnacles, waving.My partner during a moment of inspiration on pinnacles along the route.

 

On Fox.jpg (15035 bytes) Near the summit, with Mount Joffre in distance at far right of picture. We were blessed with a fine July day for this ascent.

 

View from Fox.jpg (45346 bytes)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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