Catacombs Mountain


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013 to Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Loose, steep scrambling to a high ice field that contains many crevasses - bigger than you'd expect.


Trip Report

On Thursday evening on September 12 2013, I met Liam, Eric, Ben and Steven in the Sunwapta Falls parking lot at 21:00 hours for yet another Rockies adventure. This year has been a good one for long treks, climbs and scrambles for me and in part this is due to my friendship with these crazy guys. On the long hike out of the Devon Lakes area, after summiting Mount Willingdon, we were already discussing our next trip! Eric had visited the Fortress Lake area years before, with his brother, and fell in love with the surrounding peaks. Ever since then he's had a hankering for the summits of Catacombs and Fortress mountain.


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