Mount Smuts

Elevation (feet): 9,639
Elevation (meters): 2,938
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 50.8069
Longitude: -115.387
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1926
First successful climber(s): M. Crosby, M. Kennard, H.S. Crosby, C.A. Willard, Rudolph Aemmer.
Nearest major airport: Calgary International Airport
Convenient Center: Calgary/Canmore

Thanks to Kevin Altheim for adding this peak.

Located in the Spray Mountains between Mount Birdwood and Mount Shark, at the head of Commonwealth Creek. There is a difficult scramble on the south ridge that starts from the Mount Smuts/Mount Birdwood col. The best choice for descent is to head north along the summit ridge to an obvious scree gully which descends the west face.

Named after General Jan Christian Smuts in 1918 and he was the Prime Minister of South Africa from 1919-1924 and 1938-1948 and also served in World I and II.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Mount Smuts.

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  • Log #21347 - by K. Heidel on July 17, 2008
    Great climb, did it alone so it took a little more care. Two rap stations in place if you desire a rope for aiding in down climbing the ascent ridge. Good exposure along the ridge, and an...