Tunnel Mountain

December 21, 2011

1690m

Banff, AB

Tunnel Mountain is probably the lowest and the least significant bump that is named as a mountain in Banff National Park. It’s basically part of Banff townsite and there’s nothing magic about it. I ascended it after finishing Ha Ling Peak and Miner’s Peak since I still had a couple hours of daylight time to kill.

Tunnel Mountain hiking route

Tunnel Mountain hiking route

There’s nothing to document about the ascent other than following the well signed trail. Since the summit is below treeline, the view is limited. But during the sunset hours, I still got great views towards the surrounding giants, including Mt. Rundle and Cascade Mountain, two classic scrambles.

Inglismaldie and Giouard

Inglismaldie and Giouard

Mount Charles Stewart

Mount Charles Stewart

Mount Aylmer

Mount Aylmer

Mount Rundle

Mount Rundle

Mount Bourgeau

Mount Bourgeau

Cascade Mountain

Cascade Mountain

Beautiful view in dusk hour. Banff townsite is on bottom right

Beautiful view in dusk hour. Banff townsite is on bottom right

The last sun beams shone on Mount Norquay

The last sun beams shone on Mount Norquay

Mount Rundle

Mount Rundle

Massive Range (Bourgeau, Brett, Pilot)

Massive Range (Bourgeau, Brett, Pilot)

A piece of clouds above Sanson's Peak

A piece of clouds above Sanson’s Peak

A deer

A deer

This is from Banff townsite

This is from Banff townsite

Cascade Mountain from Banff Avenue

Cascade Mountain from Banff Avenue

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