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Mount Burstall
Kananaskis, Alberta
August 9, 2002

The short trip up Mount Burstall offers a variety of challenges and great views. Difficult and exposed, it's not for beginners. Dinah and I hiked 2.6 km up Burstall Pass trail to the side trail for Burstall. The faint trail marked with a small cairn leads to an avalanche slope. We hiked up the slope as it continued up a steep, black-shale gully. Once on the east ridge, we followed trails up a grassy slope to a rocky ridge. After traversing on an exposed ledge on the other side, we regained the ridge by climbing the crux and then scrambled to the summit.

KML and GPX Tracks

Looking down the avalanche slope we ascended

Gusty Peak

View of Mount Burstall after reaching the ridge

Hiking up from the ridge crest

Climbing to the next ridge

After going over the ridge, there's not much of a trail on a ledge given the exposure but it's enough

Same as above but taken farther along the trail (mouse over)

Ascending the crack in the slab

Birdwood Peak, Pigstail and Commonwealth Peak

Almost at the top

Dinah relaxes by the summit cairn

Cegnfs and Mount Murray

Descending the crack

Dinah runs down the scree

82 J/14 Spray Lakes

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