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Mount Rundle From Highway 1 # 5218

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Date: 2003.07.17
Vantage Point: From west on Hwy 1

Caption: The picturesque Mount Rundle as seen on a summer day from Highway 1 heading into Banff. One of the Vermilion Lakes is in the foreground.

PhotoDescr: It's hard to miss this dramatic example of how the Rocky Mountains were formed in this area when arriving in Banff. Probably one of the most photographed mountains in the Rockies, Rundle is a massive wedge shaped peak that stretches from the town of Banff on it's west side to Canmore on it's east side. The mountain is easily scrambled as a day trip by the southwest and southeastern aspects. The standard route to the true summit starts near Bow Falls on the southwestern portion of the peak. There are also several more technical mixed climbs existing on the northeastern aspects of the range with small but long waterfalls forming in some places. I've always thought that a traverse from west to east or vice versa would be a pleasant way to see the area also offering some great scrambling along solid and loose limestone.

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