Mount Lawson
2795m (9170ft.)

Located in the Kananaskis River Valley opposite Grizzly Creek; 2 km southeast of Mount Inflexible. Kananaskis Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 45; 55 Longitude 115; 11; 20, Topo map 82J/14
Can be seen from Highway 40S

Named by Walter D. Wilcox and H.G. Bryant in 1922. Lawson, W.E. (Major Lawson was an employee with the Geological Survey of Canada who was killed in France during WW I.) Official name.

Photo: Looking southwest to Mount Lawson (left) and Mount Inflexible from Highway #40
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Photo: Looking south to Mount Lawson from Highway #40

Scrambling Routes
A moderate scramble via east-facing rubble slopes Although ignored for years, Mount Lawson sees regular visitors now, despite the intervening kilometre of dense pine forest between road and peak. With an ice axe, early season trips frequently grant a good glissade on the descent. Mount Inflexible (3000 m) can be reached as well, but this extension has not proven popular. As viewed from Fortress Junction, a deep basin carved in the escarpment separates these two, with Lawson to the left. The first drainage left of the basin with the waterfall below it grants a direct line of access to Lawson's summit. Carry an ice axe as approach slopes are steep. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 148

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