Brazeau, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 to Sunday, August 2, 2015
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,479
Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,385
Elevation Gain (m): 
2500
Round Trip Time: 
15.00
Total Distance (km): 
24.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

Depending on conditions this is either a snow trudge with some scree / glacier thrown in or a scree bash with crevasse hazards.

Map

Trip Report

Mount Brazeau has been on my radar for many years already. I wasn't in a huge rush to do it however, because I knew it was a relatively easy 11,000er and could be done in almost any conditions and in any season, from full-on winter conditions to mid-summer ones. Or could it? Ben and I set out on July 30th 2015 from the Poboktan Creek trailhead to find out how Mount Brazeau and its neighboring peaks would behave in an extremely dry year in the Canadian Rockies. Considering other trip reports from around the same time, we wondered how different our conditions would be. I left Calgary at 04:00 and we found ourselves leaving the cars at a very non-alpine start time of 09:00 (!!) under a very warm and pleasant sun.

 


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