Mount Ball is a massive mountain and highest of the Ball Range. The peak is not visible from the Trans-Canada Highway and so is relatively quiet. The peak is accessible via a scramblers route that may involve a small amount of snow/ice if conditions are not right. A bush whack up Hafner Creek is also necessary to get to the Scramblers route, but is well worth the while for those wishing to get away from the crowds.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Year first climbed:||1904|
|First successful climber(s):||J.D. Patterson, Camp; H Kaufmann|
|Nearest major airport:||Calgary International|
|Convenient Center:||Lake Louise|
Thanks to Tim L. Helmer for adding this peak.
There are 2 trip reports for Mount Ball.
- Log #18057 - by Craig Oldfield on Sep 08, 2004Awe-inspiring view, wish we could have taken longer to enjoy it. I'm not sure if the fire made the approach better or worse than it was before it happened. We bivied to the right of the cliffs at the...
- Log #18058 - by Tim L. Helmer on Jan 27, 2003Mount Ball. What an adventure. Hafner Creek is a bush whack but I would gladly do it all over again. The day we summited the peak coincided with some of the worst forest fires to ever happen in...