Rundle, Mount

elevation: 2,949 m. height gain: 1,570 m.
area: Banff/Bow Valley,AB map 82 O/4

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
don't go the wrong way

Nice lycra!
Scramble: Just like Cascade, it started with a bunch of people along on a bike ride. Near the watercourse on Rundle trail we decided to ditch the bikes and continue on foot. We unfortunately followed the drainage and could not surmount the rock slabs to the ascent slopes. Dan, Mitch and I decided to redeem ourselves and try it again, this time we had directions: I'd just bought Alan Kane's scrambling book. We rode up to the drainage and stashed our bikes. We hiked across the drainage and found the trail ascending to the west slopes above. It was a nice plod to the summit. I recall thinking it was so great to be up here and see endless chains of mountains. Wow, my second scramble, I like it!
along the way

Along the ascent slopes above the drainage.

false summit

The false summit.

at the top

Tucked in a big shelter at the top.

looking down

Looking straight down the sheer east side.

summit view

Assiniboine sticks out to the right.
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