Sunwapta Peak


elevation: 3,315 m. height gain: 1,735 m.
area: Icefields Parkway,AB map 83 C/6
2001-Jul-11


Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
reddish sky


Chephren and a reddish sky.
Scramble: Awesome day with broken clouds. We're out with our friend Val for a nice long hike up a lofty peak. The sky is reddish, the sunlight filtered thought the smoke from forest fires emanates an orangey hue. The atmosphere is unusual, calm and appealing. We followed a trail until treeline then picked a line up the wide open ascent slope! The scree was quite firm which helped on this looong ascent. A very enjoyable trip.
at treeline


Coming out of the trees, Tangle Ridge behind.


long summit plod


The ascent slope.


smoky sky


The view towards the Columbia Icefield.


taking a break at the top


At the top.


summit cairn


Val is taking pictures near the cairn.
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