|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.