Mount Weed
Icefields Parkway, Alberta
August 17, 2003

Be prepared for a slow climb up the ascent scree gully on Mount Weed. 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! When Dinah and I reached the summit, we could see little as 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 indicated we are on track


Hiking on the rubble in the drainage


Looking back at the boulders


The ascent gully snakes up south of Mount Weed


We finally reached the base of the rocks


Interesting rock formation (mouse over for a different angle)


We welcome the change of scenery from the long approach


Ascending the gully below the summit


Coming out of the gully


Then it's a short hike up scree to the summit


Dinah sits by the summit cairn


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