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The Fortress  Alberta   #1449
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3000 m -> 9843 feet
Prominence?: 287 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Galatea (2.5 km away, at bearing 302 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Galatea (2.0 km away)

Location:   50.82798,-115.24328     50:49:41, -115:14:36   11U 623720 5632166 (24 km N of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (27 km S of Exshaw). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/IC24
First Ascent:  unknown
The Fortress from Highway 40
Located SE of Gusty Peak, SW of Mount Kidd South Peak, and NNW of Mount James Walker in the Kananaskis Range. It was originally called The Tower but that was changed so that it was not confused with Tower Mountain. It was re-named in 1957 for its Fortress like appearance when viewed from the N.

It has an impressively steep N face that is approximately 700m high which has at least one route on it. There is also an easy scrambling route up the SW ridge.

Trip Reports within 1 km


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

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
10 The Fortress from Highway 40 Amy Presse
4 The Fortress Summit Approach Brian Maude

Placename Photos
13 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower Kevin Altheim
10 Whistling Ridge from the West David Wasserman
9 The Kananaskis Range from Galatea Kevin Altheim
8 The Fortress - View SE Kevin Altheim
6 Fortress Mountain Kyle Martens
5 Mount Kidd South Peak Kevin Altheim
3 The Fortress from Chester Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Bogart - view south Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Chester from The Fortress Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Galatea - View Southeast Kevin Altheim
2 The Fortress Frank Nelson
2 Gusty Peak Kevin Altheim
2 Approaching The Fortress Kevin Altheim