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Mount Galatea  Alberta   #1448
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3185 m -> 10449 feet
Prominence?: 1280 m above Mud Lake Pass
Line Parent?: Mount French (12.4 km away, at bearing 190 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Joffre (35.0 km away)

Location:   50.83996,-115.27328     50:50:24, -115:16:24   11U 621576 5633449 (26 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/IC37
First Ascent: 1930 K. Gardiner, W. Feuz
Mount Galatea
This peak is #15 in Prominence List for Alberta .Mount Galatea is the highest point in the Kananaskis Range. On a clear day it is possible to pick out peaks as far away as the Purcell Mountains.

The Mountain has an impressive NE face which rises above the head of Galatea Creek. There are no official routes on the face, but no doubt it offers good Alpine Climbing opportunities that conform to one of the Rockies standards, loose rock on a big face. The south slopes sit above a beautiful Alpine valley known locally as the Three Lakes Valley. The scrambling route goes up these slopes and is rated difficult. The slabs below the South ridge are quite steep, and the final section of the ridge to the summit proper is fairly exposed.

Name Notes: Named in 1922 after the HMS Galatea which as the flagship of the First Light Cruiser Squadron. In 1916 during World War it was the first ship to open fire in the Battle of Jutland.

Trip Reports within 1 km
44 2001.08.15 Mount Galatea from Chester Lake Kevin Altheim

2004.03.21 Prominence altered by water diversion project Kevin Altheim

Paper Maps
1:50000Canmore and Kananaskis Village Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower Kevin Altheim
9 Mount Galatea Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
10 The Fortress from Highway 40 Amy Presse
10 Whistling Ridge from the West David Wasserman
9 The Kananaskis Range from Galatea Kevin Altheim
9 The Tower from Galatea Kevin Altheim
8 Summit Panorama - Commonwealth Peak Vern Dewit
4 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower II Kevin Altheim
4 Mt. Galatea Frank Nelson
4 Mount Chester and Chester Lake from Mt. Galatea Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Bogart - view south Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Galatea - View Southeast Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Galatea - View West Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Galatea - View NW Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Kidd North Peak - view SW Kevin Altheim