Citadel Peak

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Citadel Peak
  • Location: Banff National Park (Townsite)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 2,607 m (8,554 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 445 m (1,460 ft)
  • Distance: 7.8 km / Round Trip from Howard Douglas Lake Camp (4.8 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 6.5°
  • Estimated Time: 3-5 hrs
  • Technicality: Intermediate
  • Fitness Level: Easy
Backpacking trip to Fatigue Mountain and Citadel Peak. This episode is about 2nd day to Citadel Peak, and report is from Howard Douglas Lake campground, omitting how to get to the campground, but in short you start from Sunshine Village Ski Resort and hike the beautiful Sunshine Meadows hike.

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This peak was challenging because I lost my glasses on the day before during this 2-day backpacking. So I had to rely on my camera to figure out route. This picture convinced me that northwest corner route looked doable.

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What a beautiful greenery.

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Simpson Ridge.

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Upper section where it got little rocky.

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Summit view looking back Fatigue Mountain.

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Howard Douglas Lake.

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Citadel Lake where once again I dipped. Refreshing.

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On the way back to car. Quartz Hill.

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I also checked out the 3 lakes. This is Rock Isle Lake.

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The 3 lakes seen from Standish Ridge.

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Twin Cairns.


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