Tonquin Valley and The Ramparts in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada

In 2013 we did a 60km trek to the Ramparts area at the head of the Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park.  This area offers many interesting opportunities for exploration off the trail.  

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Mt. Athabasca along the Icefield Highway on the boundary between Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Mt. Athabasca along the Icefield Highway on the boundary between Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Athabasca River

Athabasca River

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Mt. Edith Cavell at the start of the trail to the Tonquin Valley

Mt. Edith Cavell at the start of the trail to the Tonquin Valley

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Mt. Edith Cavell

Mt. Edith Cavell

Climbing Mt. Edith Cavell - Summit Ridge

Climbing Mt. Edith Cavell - Summit Ridge

Climbing Mt. Edith Cavell

Climbing Mt. Edith Cavell

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The Ramparts from the summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

The Ramparts from the summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

The summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

The summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

Looking down from the summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

Looking down from the summit of Mt. Edith Cavell

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The Tonquin Valley

The Tonquin Valley

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Near Chrome Lake

Near Chrome Lake

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The Ramparts

The Ramparts

Parapet Peak and Radoubt Peak

Parapet Peak and Radoubt Peak

The Ramparts

The Ramparts

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The Ramparts and the Amethyst Lake

The Ramparts and the Amethyst Lake

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Chrome Lake

Chrome Lake

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Eremite Valley

Eremite Valley

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Eremite Valley and the Arrowhead Lake

Eremite Valley and the Arrowhead Lake

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The head of the Eremite Valley

The head of the Eremite Valley

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Pink Snow

Pink Snow

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Mc. Donell Peak

Mc. Donell Peak

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Mc. Donell Peak

Mc. Donell Peak

Parapet Peak

Parapet Peak

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Amethyst Lake

Amethyst Lake

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Looking back at the Tonquin Valley. The pointy peak on the left is Mt. Edith Cavell.

Looking back at the Tonquin Valley. The pointy peak on the left is Mt. Edith Cavell.

The Tonquin Valley and the Chrome Lake

The Tonquin Valley and the Chrome Lake

At the Wates Gibson Hut

At the Wates Gibson Hut

At the ACC Wates Gibson Hut

At the ACC Wates Gibson Hut

The trail in the Tonquin Valley

The trail in the Tonquin Valley

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Tonquin Valley

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The trailhead at Mt. Eidth Cavell

The trailhead at Mt. Eidth Cavell

The welcoming committee

The welcoming committee