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Mount Arethusa (Sinister Peak)  Alberta   #5675
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Front Ranges

Height: 2912 m -> 9554 feet
Prominence?: 138 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Rae (1.8 km away, at bearing 344 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Rae (2.0 km away)

Location:   50.60755,-114.96744     50:36:27, -114:58:03   11U 643818 5608156 (13 km E of Upper Kananaskis Lake). (47 km W of Millarville). NTS Mapsheet: 082.J.10   AreaCode: FL04/GJ06
First Ascent:  unknown
Mount Arethusa from Tyrwhitt Basin
Located S of Mount Rae, NWt of Storm Mountain (Kananaskis), and E of Highway 40. It has a ridge like appearance and sits above a gorgeous valley with a small tarn. There is also a 1.3km trail to Arethusa Cirque.

A difficult scrambling route starts up the south slopes and gains the southeast ridge. The southeast ridge is then followed all of the way to the summit. Along the ridge the crux consists of descending a chimney down a rock step above the airy east face. The optional descent route down the west ridge gets you back down fast, but is very steep. To access Mount Arethusa or the cirque trail park approximatley 1.5 km south of the Highwood Meadows parking lot.

Name Notes: It was named in 1917 after HMS Arethusa, a Royal Navy Light Cruiser sunk on February 11, 1916 during World War I.

Trips 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
8 Scrambling on Mount Arethusa Kevin Altheim
6 Mount Arethusa - SW Descent Slopes Kevin Altheim
5 Mount Arethusa from Storm Mountain Rick Collier
5 Mount Arethusa - View of Entire South Ridge Kevin Altheim
4 Mount Arethusa from Tyrwhitt Basin Kevin Altheim
3 Scrambling Mount Arethusa Kyle Martens

Placename Photos
7 Rae from Arethusa Kevin Altheim
6 Mount Rae from Storm (Kananaskis) Kevin Altheim
4 Storm Mountain Kevin Altheim
3 Mount Rae - route Kevin Altheim
2 Burns from Arethusa Kevin Altheim