Stelfox, Mount

Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1956. Stelfox, Henry (Mr. Stelfox was pioneer of the Rocky Mountain House area who rendered long and distinguished service in the field of conservation.) Official name. (from peakfinder.com

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
High
YDS Class: 
Hiking

Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,627

When our plans for climbing Mount Lefroy fell through, Mike and I started looking at other options. After swearing that I was done with David Thompson Country for at least a few months, I found myself planning another trip to the area. Mike was still feeling ill on Saturday, so I solo scrambled Abraham Mountain - a delightful and unexpectedly short day out. Our plans for the Sunday and Monday were to scramble Mount Stelfox, spend Sunday night camping and then attempt to find a scramble route up Bright Star Peak, it's higher neighbor to the north.

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,619
Elevation Gain (m): 
1450
Round Trip Time: 
10.00
Total Distance (km): 
23.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

One of the easiest scrambles in DTC but requires a long approach along a somewhat rough trail - but there is a trail the entire way.