Windtower Mountain

Thsi view of Windtower show the gentle back slope

The view of Windtower show the gentle back slope

October 22nd Wednesday 2014

Windtower Mountain is reached from the West Wind Pass Trail. The pull off is about 1 km from the Driftwood Day Use area on the right. The trail start across the road. The same route is also used for the approach to The Rimwall scramble.To reach the turn to The Wintower go 2 km to just shy of the West Wind Pass lookout. Follow the trail to the right and travel back under the ridge to come around to the long slope up to the summit.

I have now experienced why all the names in this area have the name Wind. The day of our trip it was howling. I did not know if we were going to make it to the summit.

Trails coming up to Weat Wind Pass

Trails coming up to West Wind Pass

This picture show the trail that cuts across from the West Wind Pass to the Windtower.

After leaving the West Wind Pass Trail

After leaving the West Wind Pass Trail

There is a bit of scrambling but nothing to hard and the trail is well-marked.

Spray Lakes below

Spray Lakes below

No more scrambling just the easy slog to the summit

No more scrambling just the easy slog to the summit

At this point the wind was really blowing and was too cold to take many pictures. The good part was that the wind was at our backs.

Three Sisters & Rimwall from Summit

Three Sisters & Rimwall from Summit

Windtower Profile

Distance return 8.7 km Time return 5 hrs ( inc 30 min lunch ) Elevation Accumulated gain 1050 m Elevation to Summit 975m Summit height 2702 m

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