Mount Arethusa
2912m (9554ft.)

Located northeast of Highwood Pass at the head of Storm Creek; at the head of Burns Creek. Misty Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 36; 25 Longitude 114; 58; 00, Topo map 82J/10
Can be seen from Highway 40S

Named in 1917. HMS Arethusa was a Royal Navy light cruiser which was sunk by a mine on 11 February, 1916 during WW I. Official name.

Looking northeast to Mount Arethusa from Highwood Ridge (courtesy Sonny Bou)
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Other Information
Photo: Looking southeast to Mount Arethusa from Pocaterra Ridge

The ridge connecting Mount Rae and Mount Arethusa has been unofficially named King Ridge to honour Don King and his friends for their explorations in the Misty Range.
Scrambling Routes
Difficult scrambling via south slopes and southeast ridge. Mount Arethusa is a short but exciting scramble in the scenic Highwood Pass area. The ridge-like shape of this peak does not suggest any great challenge, but the route is exposed in several places and requires dry conditions. It is therefore rated "difficult" compared with the "moderate" grading given neighbouring Storm Mountain and Mount Rae. Like adjacent peaks, though, the high starting elevation makes for an easy approach and a short day. The optional descent route, with its few brief challenges, shrinks the return time by half. Try from July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 182

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