Galatea South Attempt

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Little Galatea
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)
  • Activity: Snowshoeing
  • Height: 2,704 m (8,872 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 830 m (2,723 ft)
  • Distance: 11.0 km / Round Trip (6.8 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 8.6°
  • Estimated Time: 5-7 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
I had a very similar trip to this before. I attempted The Tower south peak from south ridge. This time, I attempted experimental Galatea south peak via Little Galatea. I took Marko's route to get to Little Galatea. This route is different from Snowshoe book by Nugara.

To Little Galatea:
I followed Rummel Lake route until creek crossing (waypoint "Off-trail"). From the creek, as the name of waypoint suggests, I went off trail and bushwhacked my way up to the NW ridge of Little Galatea.

Beyond Little:
Just like the Tower's south ridge, it started easy but as I went farther the ridge became narrower. At one point I saw exposure on both side with little too much snow on top. After debating for 10 min, I decided to turn around.

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Nice sunny day.

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Off the trail and breaking trail to the ridge.

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Peter Lougheed park. Mouseover for peak pointers.

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Little Galatea is nothing but just a little hump.

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The Tower.

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Looking at Mount Galatea's south peak.

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Chester Lake below. Very popular in all seasons.

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Panorama from where I turned around. Mouseover for peak pointers.

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Mount Assiniboine. I should stop taking pictures of Assiniboine…

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West view.


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