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Mt. Tekarra

This peak is named after an Iro­quois guide that lead the Palis­er expe­di­tion through the Athabas­ca val­ley in the days of the fur trade. It has been rumored the name “Tekar­ra” loose­ly trans­lat­ed as “Light Danc­ing on Water”.  So when you look on the water and see the shim­mer­ing light, you can say you saw Tekar­ra.

A great peak to sum­mit on a cool day. The pho­tos we took on this par­tic­u­lar day was hot and dry, lucky we found a nice lit­tle source of water for our adven­ture.

This is an all day adven­ture, take lots of water.

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The sum­mit dance
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Alpine Tarn, not a big fan of stag­nant water
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Found a small water source here
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Can you spot Mount Rob­son?
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Solar pan­els for the repeaters , the­se were installed here after they took down the Pyra­mid mtn instal­la­tion
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The end­less chain of the north­ern rock­ies
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Sig­nal moun­tain in the dis­tance

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Access: From Jasper head towards Maligne Lake road, Just pri­or to Maligne Canyon
Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From the start of Sig­nal Moun­tain / Sky­line just before Maigne Canyon

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Scram­bling / Bik­ing


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Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing

Many places to go Ice climb­ing like, Maligne canyon, Edge of the world, Two Val­ley, Iron Cur­tain, Melt Out… So many more, get the scoop from the local out­door stores to find the­se spots out.

Frozen Beauty & Adrenaline Rush

Some peo­ple come out to Jasper to look at the frozen beau­ty of the park’s water­ways in the win­ter. Oth­ers see an adrenaline-pumping climb up an icy canyon as a great way to spend a win­ter after­noon in Jasper.

Ice Climbing is for All Ages, Young & Old

Ice climb­ing has grown in pop­u­lar­i­ty in recent years along with sum­mer climb­ing, where most ice climbers start out. There are some guides that can take you out, so if you don’t have any expe­ri­ence, hire a guide!

Jasper’s Climbing Hot Spots

Jasper hot-spots for ice climbs include Maligne Canyon and the famous “Weep­ing Wall” on the Ice­fields Park­way south of Saskatchewan River Cross­ing. Guid­ing is also avail­able and rec­om­mend­ed: Asso­ci­a­tion of Cana­di­an Moun­tain Guides (ACMG).

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Located in Jasper

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Hin­ton & Area

Roche Bonhomme

You start this trail just across the Maligne Canyon Hostel fac­ing south east. Find the trail close to the drainage that leads you uphill. You will be in the trees for the most of this trip. When you get high­er in ele­va­tion, you will come across a old burn area.

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Look­ing into the east val­ley
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ridge with Jasper in back­ground

This hike takes a full day to com­plete. So give your­self 8hrs and then some RnR the next day.

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start in dense forest
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Melis­sa on a scram­ble

After tree­line, you will have to do a lit­tle bit of scram­bling to reach the sum­mit. This is where, every­one won­ders if they are on the fore­head or on the nose. Try to guess your­self and tell me. There is a lit­tle cave that can fit two if the weath­er gets bad.

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Win­dow
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Small shel­ter

This Moun­tain is also called OLD MAN MOUNTAIN. Some­times I won­der if it was named because the shape of the face when you look at it from the val­ley or because we are get­ting old and climb­ing this moun­tain is for us.

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peer into the river val­ley
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Sum­mit is won­der­ful

Access: Hwy 16, head North East, cross Mober­ly bridge, head towards Maligne Canyon

Park­ing: At Maligne Canyon Park­ing

Trail­head: Lit­tle pass the Maligne hostel cou­ple hun­dred meters

Activ­i­ties: Sights / Climb­ing / Scram­bling / Hik­ing


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2007

Climbing Lost Boys

The climbing culture is live in Jasper

There are plen­ty of places to climb in the park, even indoors at our activ­i­ty cen­tre. This pho­to shoot was at a place they call “lost boys”. Nice on your hands kind of rock that allows you to climb often with­out rip­ping the skin off your dig­its.

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Thanks to Jay and Chris for mod­el­ing.

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Located in Jasper

Located in Jasper

Hin­ton & Area

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