Sunwapta Peak

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

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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