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Ascent to Castle Mountain-Lookout Tower on 2012-06-17

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Date:Sunday, June 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Castle Mountain - Lookout Tower
    Location:Canada-Alberta
    Elevation:5906 ft / 1800 m
    Remaining Elevation:3412 ft / 1040 m (67% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

On our vacation in the Canadian Rockies, we took a hike up to the lookout point on Castle Mountain. The mountain is epic - it's peak seems unattainable - it's a jagged rock ridge which shoots up into the clouds. We started around 2:30pm and ended at 5pm, barely beating the rain and giving ourselves plenty of time to take in the magnificent views. Amazing scenery. Brice and I build an "Inukshuk" at one point on the trail to identify when the hard part was about to start (it was actually a pretty vertical climb).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1706 ft / 519 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1706 ft / 519 m
    Start Trailhead:4200 ft / 1280 m
Descent Statistics



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