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Storm Mountain  Alberta   #1537
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 3095 m -> 10154 feet
Prominence?: 291 m  
Line Parent?: Mist Mountain (4.2 km away, at bearing 150 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mist Mountain (4.0 km away)

Location:   50.58716,-114.93931     50:35:14, -114:56:22   11U 645871 5605944 (16 km E of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (46 km SW of Millarville). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.10   AreaCode: FL04/FJ83
First Ascent:  unknown
Storm Mountain (Kananaskis) SSW aspect
A peak in the Highwood Valley area of the Kananaskis mountains, at the head of Storm Creek and Mist Creek, which flow into the Bow River. Don't mix this up with the OTHER Storm Mountain near Vermillion Pass. Both were first named by George Dawson in 1884 and the names board accepted both names.

On the current "Highwood Storm Mountain", the easiest route is the East Ridge, which is mostly a class 3 scramble. Ice axe and crampons may be necessary on the upper sections. There is also a harder scrambling route that ascends the SW face directly from the basin below the face which has been done by Bivouac Author Kevin Altheim, not sure if it was a first ascent or not (most likely not). That route follows the face directly up from the basin, following a line approximately 100m to the right of the normal descent route. Follow good slabs interrupted by small ledges made up of tight small scree just to the right of the prominent drainage course coming straight down from the summit. The descent followed that drainage course, not the normal descent.

Trip Reports within 1 km
19 1988.08.12 First Recorded Traverse of Storm Mountain and Mount Arethusa Rick Collier


Paper Maps
1:50000Highwood & Cataract Creek (Kananaskis Country) Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
13 Closeup Storm Kananaskis - South Face Kevin Altheim
6 Storm Mountain (Kananaskis) SSW aspect Kevin Altheim
4 Storm Mountain Kevin Altheim
3 Storm from Highwood Pass Amy Presse

Placename Photos
9 The Northeast Face of Storm Mountain Vermilion Kevin Altheim
8 Scrambling on Mount Arethusa Kevin Altheim
7 Another View of Arnica Lake and Storm Mountain David Wasserman
6 Mount Rae from Storm (Kananaskis) Kevin Altheim
6 Mount Burns from Storm (Kananaskis) Kevin Altheim
5 Mount Arethusa from Storm Mountain Rick Collier
5 Mount Ball and Storm Mountain (Vermilion) Kevin Altheim
5 Storm Mountain (Vermilion) from Whymper Kevin Altheim
5 Northwest from Shunga-la-she Rick Collier
4 Arnica Lake and Storm Mountain David Wasserman
3 We'll Just Call It Heather. . . David Wasserman
3 Leafy Aster David Wasserman
3 Bow Valley Panorama from Castle Lookout David Wasserman
3 Mountain Goats at Gibbon Pass David Wasserman
3 Vista Lake Kevin Altheim
2 Pilot Mountain - View Northwest Kevin Altheim
2 Gibbon Pass from Arnica Lake Trail David Wasserman