Helena Ridge


elevation: 2,862 m. height gain: 1,396 m.
area: Banff/Bow Valley,AB map 82 O/5
1996-Sep-11


Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
trailhead


The trail I have plodded numerous times.
Scramble: RT 6.5; 3.0 up (combined with Stuart Knob). Very straightforward and short scramble from Rockbound Lake. From there, it took an hour to reach the top. It was worthwhile extending the trip to include Stuart Knob, another hour away. The pictures were taken on a later trip to Television Peak (Josée) and Castle Mountain (Fab) in 2006.
ascent gully


The ascent gully from Rockbound Lake.


scree ascent


The scree trail leading to Helena, Stuart and TV.


ascent


The gully leading to Helena.


helena from castle


Helena and the connecting ridge to Stuart Knob from Castle Mountain.


Continue on to Stuart Knob
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