Mount Brazeau and Mount Warren - Thursday, Sep 01, 2016

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The Basics:
Event Type: Alpine 
Event Location: Icefields Parkway 
Date(s) & Time:   Thursday, Sep 01, 2016 06:00 PM  
Registration Cut Off:   Monday, Aug 29, 2016 12:00 AM  
Event Duration: 4 Days 
Difficulty Rating:   D4 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Lida Frydrychova

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members Only  
Attendee Screening:   Attendees are Pre-Screened
Maximum Group Size: 6
Maximum No. Guests: 0
Minimum Group Size: 3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 0
Number Registered So Far:   5 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No


The plan is to head up the parkway and summit the two 11'000er's of Mount Brazeau and Mount Warren. This is a pretty big trip with lots of glacier travel so please understand your fitness and skill level and only add yourself to the waitlist if you are capable of doing the itenery below.  This is our plan based on perfect weather, but we may need to make adjustments if it gets bad.

Day 0 - Carpool Day

We will leave Calgary around 6:00 pm and bivy at our vehicles at the trail head.  Those meeting us at the trailhead, its a 4 hour drive and we are planning on hiking at 6:00 am the next morning

Day 1 - 19km (1500m)

Hike in from our cars, about a 6:00 am start. Traditionally most people bivy at swan pass but to set us up for Warren, we will camp higher on the glacier

Day 2 - 17km (1450m)

This is the big day. Super early start making our way to Mount Warren. This one may be a stretch but if we make good time and the group is up for it will will make the easy traverse over to grab Monkhead Mountain after summiting Warren.

If the weather looks bad, we will switch day 2 and 3 and do Brazeau this day instead.  If its good, we go for warren

Day 3 - 10km (900m)

Early start to climb Mount Brazeau. If we make good time and the group is feeling up for it, we will also grab St. Henry McLeod and Valad on the way back to the bivy site.  It looks to be like a nice easy alpine traverse.

Day 4 - 19km (Better be no gain because my legs will feel like jello!!)

Hike out on hopefully really tired legs and make the long drive back to Calgary

Shared Gear

We will work out these details close to the event depending how many people sign up.  Things like stoves, tents, etc...


This is a repost of the trip I cancelled due to weather.  We are going to give it a try again.  Priority goes to those who were on the original trip.  We'll pick participants a couple weeks before the trip.

We also may need to push the trip +/- 1 day based on the weather so preferably the people on the trip should have a somewhat flexible schedule.  Since its the long weekend, hopefully that shoudln't be a problem.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Mountaineering Axe
  • 1 ice tool
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Glacier gear, biners, prusik's, etc...
  • Warm sleeping bag (report for end of June recorded -22C on the glacier over night)
  • Chocolate

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM.