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Isabelle Peak 2938 m

Kootenay National Park,  B.C.

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Isabelle route.

Trailside view up avalanche slopes of Isabelle Peak, on a fine July day.

 

Isabelle Peak is accessed by a good hiking trail, but is infrequently ascended. Nonetheless, it is a fine scramble with rewarding views. The ascent fits nicely into a summer day and gets you away from the crowds.

 

Along a snow ridge on ascent Traversing a snowy ridge on ascent. It is common to carry an ice axe on routes in the Canadian Rockies in case you encounter snow along ridges and on steeper slopes along the way. Snow patches often persist well into August on some routes.

 

Scrambling up a short rockbandTypical scrambling up a short rockband.

 

Posing on a ridge A slight detour along the way for a photo opportunity.

 

Summit view of Mt Ball View of snowcapped Mount Ball (3311 m) from the summit of Isabelle Peak. Mount Ball is also a scramble and is described in Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Isabelleview.jpg (67158 bytes) An endless landscape of Rockies' peaks to the east with mighty Mount Assiniboine at upper left of photo.  Colorado may have higher peaks, for example, Long's Peak, but our Canadian Rockies  are more spectacular. Of course, I'm just a little biased...


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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