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The Tower  Alberta   #5648
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3117 m -> 10226 feet
Prominence?: 618 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Bogart (6.9 km away, at bearing 28 degrees)
Greater Parent: Wind Mountain (11.0 km away)

Location:   50.85659,-115.28933     50:51:24, -115:17:22   11U 620403 5635272 (25 km S of Exshaw). (2 km NW of Mount Galatea). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/IC58
First Ascent:  unknown
The Tower from Galatea
The Tower is the unofficial name for a large prominent peak that sits above Rummel Lake and a beautiful Alpine valley with several small tarns. It is located northwest of Mount Galatea and southeast of Mount Engadine. It has a big NE face similar in character to the Northeast face of Mount Galatea, though not as steep and with much more loose rock. The mountain can be scrambled on the south facing scree slopes which carry a moderate rating. Access for the peak is from the Smith Dorrien Spray Lakes Road using the unofficial trail to Rummel Lake. The trailhead is unmarked, but is approximately at grid reference 165344. Park on the side of the road.

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Paper Maps
1:50000Canmore and Kananaskis Village Gem Trek
1:100000Banff & Mount Assiniboine Gem Trek
1:250000Banff National Park Canada: Map and Guide in One Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta Southeast B.C. Explorer's Map (Road Map) Gem Trek

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9 The Tower from Galatea Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
13 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower Kevin Altheim
9 Mount Cautley and the Assiniboine Environs Vern Dewit
9 Summit view from Nub Peak Vern Dewit
8 The Towers From the North Brian Buick
8 Summit Panorama - Commonwealth Peak Vern Dewit
8 The Tower of Babel David Wasserman
7 Terrapin and Friends in Winter Rick Collier
6 The Towers of Cathedral Crags Rick Collier
5 The Tower of Babel in Winter Rick Collier
4 Assiniboine and its Neighbours in Winter Rick Collier
4 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower II Kevin Altheim
3 Rummel Lake Kevin Altheim
3 The Tower from Engadine Kevin Altheim
2 The Tower from Rummel Lake Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Kidd North Peak - view SW Kevin Altheim