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Date: 2005.08.21
Vantage Point: From outwash plain of Saskatchewan Glacier

Caption: Castleguard Mountain stands above the Saskatchewan Glacier at the south end of the massive Columbia Icefield.

PhotoDescr: The Saskatchewan Glacier is the largest tongue of the Columbia Icefield, and the usual route to Castleguard Mountain. Castleguard is lower than the more well-known peaks of the Icefields, but stands by itself, giving a panoramic view of the other peaks from its summit.

A group of seven climbers from the Grant MacEwan Mountain Club travelled up the Saskatchewan Glacier to a base camp above the Castleguard Meadows at the base of the mountain. Six of them summitted, the first party to sign the summit register in 2005.

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