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.
This view is when you want to head towards Tekarra, the skyline trail will be on the right of you. you will leave the Skyline trail and make your way to the left scree/rockfall chute where you can see the snow patch in this photo. From the chute, you should see an obvious way up the gully, then the below photo is where a little scramble is involved, you will find some water coming out of the rocks here, stay the course.
This is the top of that chute and in this photo you can see the alpine tarn from the previous photo just twelve o’clock between the two girls.
Can you spot Mount Robson?
Access: From Jasper head towards Maligne Lake road, Just prior to Maligne Canyon, Parking for Skyline trail.
Trailhead: From the start of Signal Mountain / Skyline just before Maligne Canyon
Activities: Hiking / Scrambling / Biking