Distance 25.8 km bike-scramble, height gain 1317 m, strenuous
Mt. Cornwall is the least shapely of the foursome Glasgow, Cornwall, Outlaw and Banded Peak. However, it has other attributes. Its gloriously long summit ridge of brilliant orange scree is lined both sides with stupendous cliffs of palest grey. And it's famous for its snow patch that lies just below the summit and is visible from Calgary.
Start: Via #37 Big Elbow trail. Leave the road before South Glasgow Creek at curve 515262.
Difficulty: A stony creekbed with some easy scrambling followed by a slaty scree slope to the Glasgow–Cornwall col.
Note: Combine with #50 Talus Lakes and #50A for a great backpack.
- Cornwall (left) and Glasgow from above Outlaw/Glasgow Col
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #43
Trailhead: Little Elbow 50.7944N, -114.85295W
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Last updated Aug 27, 2018