BOU AVENUE
Mount Galwey
On 11 June 2005, I scrambled up Mount Galwey in Waterton National Park.  I had originally intended to do the Hawkins Horseshoe (which entails Mounts Blakiston, Hawkins and Lineham), but a tip from Bob Spirko, with whom I ascended Mount Niles last year, convinced me to switch to a less ambitious (and less snowy) objective at the last minute.  Thus I enjoyed a generally trouble-free ascent (and descent) of Mount Galwey.  My round-trip time was less than 5.5 hours, barely worth the long drive had I not stopped at the 7-Eleven in Claresholm, Alberta for some awesome 'tater wedgies' with ranch dip!
Mount Galwey looks most striking from here. This is Mount Galwey as seen from Red Rock Parkway near its junction with Park Entrance Road.
A last clear look before storm clouds move in. Mount Blakiston dominates the view to the southwest.
A good test of one's route-finding skills! This is looking up at Mount Galwey's summit from its windy west ridge.  All the steep sections before the crux can be circumvented easily on the (climber's ) left.
Some of the rocks here have a tendency to crumble in your hands. Sonny approaches the "very big mushroom" as described by Alan Kane.
It's easier than it looks. This is the crux of the scramble--an exposed traverse of the corner at left followed by a climb up the crack where the snow patch is located.
A few plants would make it look real nice! Sonny sits beside the celebrated window.
I left a new register booklet in the canister. Sonny holds the register canister on the 2348-metre summit of Mount Galwey.
Call it Galwey Ridge perhaps? North of Mount Galwey's summit is a higher unnamed point.  Further behind this unnamed point is Mount Dungarvan.
Anyone wanna try scrambling Mount Cleveland with me? The view south includes Mount Crandell and Mount Cleveland (left of centre on the horizon).
No bear encounters today! Sonny is past all difficulties at this point on the descent.
Looks kinda like I'm having a mind meld with the Horta from Star Trek! Sonny takes a closer look at the red rocks on the lower mountain.
What a pleasant day this turned out to be! Here is one more look at Mount Galwey.