Turtle Mountain is a prominent peak in the Crowsnest Pass area and is most famous for being the source of the 1903 Frank Slide. Many tourists visit the devastation down below near the visitor’s centre but far fewer take the time to hike up to the source.

Turtle Mountain from the town of Blairmore at the base

Turtle features a north and south peak with a gnarly section in between where the chunk of mountain broke off. The south peak is home to quite an array of monitoring equipment that has been testing for decades the probability of further rock slides.

Hiking up to the North Summit

Monitoring and helipad at the South Summit