Carl and I had a weather window and decided to go for a troll up Grotto Mountain.


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After a bit of uphill trudging, we had a nice view looking back to the Lougheed massif. I love the look of Wind Mountain
and someday I'll get to the top of it.


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The front face of this mountain is actually quite impressive. It doesn't appear like there is a natural path up this thing.
But in the Rockies, there is always a weakness to exploit.


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Not the best light, but kind of a neat shot looking at the buttress we couldn't climb. A nice little waterfall runs through
the inside of this thing.


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Carl uses his hands a bit to make his way up the mountain.


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Mid-way up this mountain is a pretty nice cliff band of rock that Carl is walking underneath.


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How's the view here looking down to Dead Man's Flats?


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Did I mention this trailhead is 40 mins from my house?


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Looking down the scree field at the town of Canmore.


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Carl coming up a ridge of talus.


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This is the first mini summit on Grotto. You can just pick off the weather station that is up on the summit.


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One of the many microwave dishes up at the weather station.


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An impressive amount of kit up here.


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Me at the summit looking north to Mt Fable and up towards the Ghost.

Video of the summit



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Carl at the summit. He's a fan of the Rockies now.


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A look up from a stream to see this guy.


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Not a bad day in the mountains.

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