Glasgow, Mount (Glasgow-To-Banded Traverse)

elevation: 2,935 m. height gain: 1,310 m.
area: Kananaskis,AB map 82 J/15

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

Nice, wide trail. A bike would be nice.
Scramble: RT 16.0 marathon (including Cornwall, Outlaw and Banded), 5.0 to the top of Glasgow. We left from the campground at 6:30 and kept a brisk pace with few stops for the most part. We took a break before leaving the small trees at the base of an impressive wall. From there we had a nice view of the lower part of the scree slope. The ascent was longer than expected. We had to keep an eye on Winston's booties because of the rough terrain, adding layers of duck tape for more cushioning and wear prevention. Although it was fairly easy hiking, we were not sure if we should stay close to the ridge crest or not (some game trails traverse lower). We followed a trail and sure enough it skirted the ridge line to the summit. There is a geo-cache up there with rubber toys; we left a doggy bone!
start of trail

The trail leaves the wide path, heading towards Glasgow's west slopes.

above meadow

The ascent route, climber's right, is hidden behind the rock wall.

impressive wall

An impressive rock wall.

looking down

Looking at the lower part of the route from the top.


 Banded Peak from the top.


Fab at the summit.


Connecting ridge to Cornwall.

Continue on to Cornwall
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