Crowsnest Pass


 

Centre Peak (Livingstone)

Ever since reading a pair of trip reports from Brandon Boulier which detailed winter scrambles up both Centre and Caudron Peaks in the Livingstone Range near the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta, I've wanted to do them both as a day trip from the west. Most folks ascend only Centre Peak and they do it from the east side - an easy to moderate, or even difficult scramble, depending on the route chosen. 

Ward, Mount

Mount Ward was an enjoyable scramble in the Crowsnest Pass area. It presented very few difficulties and was actually quite easy to find! Just remember that it's the logging road at the bottom of a very long hill to the left and you can't miss it. We actually walked all the way up the darn road but I would recommend taking a vehicle with some clearance or your bike.

 

Tecumseh, Mount

Tecumseh doesn't seem like a very popular mountain. It hasn't seen a whole lot of ascents over the past few years and I really don't know why. I found it to be quite enjoyable. Of course that could be because we had such nice weather on it compared to the other mountains. We walked up the access road (well most of the way on the right road - don't ask).

 

Allison, Mount

Allison Peak was probably one of the quickest summits I've ever stood on - a quick dash and stand and then back to Window Mountain! There was a line of thunderstorms moving towards us from the west and I am really freaked about rain / hail and lightening while being stuck on an exposed ridge so we even forgot to take pictures of this one.