Abraham Mountain


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,940
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,646
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Round Trip Time: 
7.50
Total Distance (km): 
10.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 3 : you fall, you break your leg
Difficulty Notes: 

A tough trip to rate for difficulty. With expedient and careful routefinding I would say easy to moderate scrambling but very easily becomes difficult and exposed if you go off route. Ax and crampons recommended if there's snow up high.

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Trip Report

After a recent peak bagging extravaganza in the David Thompson Country area of the Rockies, I'd become somewhat enamored with the free camping, light bushwhacking and magnificent views in the area. When Mike Mitchell and I had to cancel plans to climb Mount Lefroy due to a very high freezing level and Mike not feeling well, we switched objectives to Mount Stelfox and an attempt at Bright Star Peak for Sunday and Monday. I decided that with an excellent weather forecast for Saturday, I might as well do a solo trip and spend another night camping in the area. I had a lot of choices left but my top two or three were either some of the 5 Ex Coelis Group of peaks, Windy Point Ridge or Abraham Mountain. The only issue was that I didn't feel like getting up early on Saturday morning and ended up leaving YYC around 07:30 - pretty late for a trip to DTC which is a 3.5 hour drive from my house.

 


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