Mount Rae

Mount Rae Trip Report (#19332)

  • Signed By: Michael
  • Date submitted: September 27, 2006
  • Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
  • Recommend to a Friend: Highly

The walk up from the Highwood pass parking lot to the col between Mt Rae and un-named peak is relatively easy.

When reaching the col you can see the small pocket glacier that hides to the north. Most of the year there is a snow field that reaches all the way to the col and as such care must be taken as the snow field is steep and abuts the col on the north side. Walking the ridge as stated in several scramble books is not as easy it seems or stated in book. You do need good route finding skills and not affected by vertigo. If there is any snow

on the north side of the ridge an ice axe is needed. On the day I was here a person fell down the snow field for a long distance and had to be Helo'd out. He had a helmut on and this probably saved his life. Brain bucket, ice axe, and trekking poles are a definite requirement. The view east of the summit was

clouded over and I was told that it was raining in Calgary, the view west was spectacular with clouds coming in and out of the various valleys. Mt Rae is the highest peak viewable from Calgary

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