Mount Weed
Icefields Parkway, Alberta
August 17, 2003

Be prepared for a slow climb up the ascent scree gully. The gully is so broad that it appears you're not even moving! Once you get to the rocks, things become more interesting. As the Scrambles book warns, rockfall is indeed a hazard. We started a rockfall – running like a waterfall – that lasted for a few minutes! Unfortunately, smoke from a forest fire blunted the scenery.

KML Track

Mount Weed from the highway

Hiking up the drainage

Still in the drainage

Picturesque side canyon that we passed

We reached an open area before the two boulders

The twin boulders indicate we are on track

Hiking on the rubble in the drainage

Looking back at the boulders

The ascent gully snakes up left of Mount Weed

We finally reached the base of the rocks

We welcome the change of scenery from the long approach

Interesting rock formation (mouse over for a different angle)

Ascending the gully below the summit

Coming out of the gully

View to the southeast

82 N/15 Mistaya Lake

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