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Gusty Peak  Alberta   #5649
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges / Kananaskis Range

Height: 3000 m -> 9843 feet
Prominence?: 265 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Galatea (1.5 km away, at bearing 316 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Galatea (1.0 km away)

Location:   50.83062,-115.25879     50:49:50, -115:15:32   11U 622621 5632434 (25 km N of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (27 km S of Exshaw). (1 km SE of Mount Galatea). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.14   AreaCode: FL05/IC35
First Ascent: 1972 Glen Boles
Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower II
Gusty Peak peak is located northwest of The Fortress, southeast of Mount Galatea, and northeast of Chester Lake, and was ascended in 1972 by Glen Boles on a very windy day.

It has a big northeast face similar in character to Mount Galatea and The Tower, although not as steep. The mountain can easily be scrambled on the south slopes which consist mostly of scree, and that route is detailed in Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies guidebook. The south aspect of Gusty Peak can be approached from Chester Lake in the Kananaskis.

The north and east aspects can be approached from the Fortress Lake Trail starting from the Fortress Ski Hill.

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


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
9 Gusty Peak and Chester Lake David Wasserman
5 Elephant Rocks and Gusty Peak David Wasserman
4 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower II Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
13 Gusty Peak-Mount Galatea-The Tower Kevin Altheim
10 The Fortress from Highway 40 Amy Presse
9 The Kananaskis Range from Galatea Kevin Altheim
5 Panorama from summit of Mount Chester Alex Joseph
3 The Fortress from Chester Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Bogart - view south Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Galatea - View Southeast Kevin Altheim
2 The Tower from Rummel Lake Kevin Altheim
2 Gusty Peak Kevin Altheim
2 Approaching The Fortress Kevin Altheim
2 Mount Kidd North Peak - view SW Kevin Altheim