Elevation

9,895 ft / 3,016 m

#356 in Alberta

#652 in Canada

Prominence

984 ft / 300 m

#88 in Alberta

#317 in Canada

Summits

48 summits

#49 in Alberta

#59 in Canada

Top climbing months

August   29%

September  27%

July   17%

Most climbed route

SW (Headwall Approach) --- duplicate, to delete

19.2 km • 1,128 m gain

Highlights

  • The Fortress is named for its distinct castellated shape which from most aspects, most notably the north, looks like the wall and turrets of a fortress
  • The Fortress is the namesake for nearby Fortress Mountain Ski Resort
  • The most common route up The Fortress is a non-technical class 2 scramble from either Chester Lake or Headwall Lakes
7 summits • 19.2 km • 1,128 m gain • 6 hr 51 min
6 summits • 21.6 km • 1,108 m gain • 8 hr 18 min • Class 2
4 summits • 17.8 km • 1,070 m gain • 6 hr 51 min
1 summit • 21.2 km • 1,335 m gain • 8 hr 56 min

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