Mount Galatea
3185m (10450ft.)

Located in the upper Spray Lakes Valley at the head of Three Lakes Valley; south buttress of Rummel Pass. Kananaskis Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 50; 20 Longitude 115; 16; 30, Topo map 82J/14

Panorama viewpoint: Evans-Thomas Creek Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 742

Named in 1922. HMS Galatea, the flagship of the First Light Cruiser Squadron, was the first ship to open fire during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 during WW I. Official name.

First ascended in 1930 by Katie Gardiner, guided by Walter Feuz. Journal reference CAJ 1963.

Looking west-southwest to Mount Galatea from Highway #40
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Looking south to Mount Galatea (courtesy Sonny Bou)

Scrambling Routes
A difficult scramble and/or steep snow ascent by the south face and ridge. Mount Galatea is the finest viewpoint of the Kananaskis Range. Like adjacent summits, the approach is a popular hike visiting larch meadows and lakes. On a clear day you'll see peaks as distant as Mount Olive on the Wapta Icefields, Howser Towers in the Purcell Range, and at least 10 of the 18 peaks over 3353 m scattered around the southern Rockies. The upper section of the route is steep, but lower portions make for a good glissade if you have the right snow conditions and an ice axe. This ascent is more mountaineering in nature than simply scrambling and you should avoid it if much snow remains on the upper face. Try from late June on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 101

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