It's always fun to check out a new climbing area, so I jumped at the chance to join my friends Scott and Steve on a climbing trip to the Canadian Rockies. After 3 climbs in Yoho National Park
(click for TR), we visited some friends in Canmore while a late-summer storm hovered over the Rockies. Before heading back to Seattle, we took advantage of a 1-day weather window to climb the nearby Mt. Temple in Banff National Park.
With the fresh snow cover, we opted for the straightforward and popular SW Ridge. This was in fact the route used in 1894 when Mt. Temple became the first peak in the Canadian Rockies over 11,000 feet to be climbed.
This page gives an overview and photo trip report from our climb up the gentle SW Ridge of Mt. Temple. Although I do not give a detailed verbal description of the route, each photo has a short description (there are several good guidebooks that have good descriptions, but the route is very straightforward anyway). I've also included a map and route overlay.
Overview of Climb
Photos from climb of Mt. Temple
My first trip to Mt. Temple in 1983
It was fun for me to be able to climb Mt. Temple, as this was the location of my first hiking/overnight trip. I was only 3 months old! Attached to my mom's back, I made it all the way to Sentinel Pass on Mt. Temple. A climber in the making.....
| My parents and me at Sentinel Pass, Aug 1983. || Napping in the tent. I could have carried a really light sleeping bag then! Aug 1983. |
| 4 miles of hiking and I needed a diaper change, Mt. Fay in background, Aug 1983. || |
More on my websiteThis trip report is copied from my website, which has several other climbing trip reports and photographs from the North Cascades and elsewhere: www.stephabegg.com.
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