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

Kane | Canada | Home