The Tower
3124m (10250ft.)

Located in the Smuts Creek Valley between Mount Engadine and Mount Galatea; head of Galatea Creek. Kananaskis Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 51; 20 Longitude 115; 17; 05, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highway 742

Naming: -A tower shape must be part of this peak. Unofficial name.

Photo: Looking west to The Tower from Highway #40
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Photo: Looking east to The Tower from Tent Ridge

This mountain is sometimes confused with "The Towers" near Mount Assiniboine.
Scrambling Routes
A moderate scramble by south-facing scree or snow slopes. In summer, The Tower and its companion valley to the south are one of the more pristine and less-visited spots along the Smith-Dorrien/Spray corridor. The ascent route is similar in character to Mount Galatea, although not as steep. With snow on the slope, the glissade descent can be a riot so take an ice axe. In dry years the peak may be in condition by mid-June, but with a late spring or heavy snowfall, July would be more appropriate. There are two possible approaches. See Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 98

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