Mount Bryce

Elevation (feet): 11,506
Elevation (meters): 3,507
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: British Columbia
Latitude: 52.041036
Longitude: -117.329779
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1902
First successful climber(s): James Outram C. Kaufman
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Golden, B.C.

Thanks to Alan Kane for adding this peak.

Mount Bryce is a major Rockies Peak that until lately had seen comparatively few ascents. It sits at the western edge of famous Columbia Icefield. A recent logging road has whittled the approach down to a comfortable 3 day round trip from Calgary. Easiest route is via south glacier, NE ridge traverse and north face are still major undertakings.

Trip Reports

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

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Bryce.

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  • Log #13271 - by Pawel Krol on Aug 02, 2004
    The road acces is heavy and you need a 4X4... it is waterbarred but there is no (more) bridge to cross the Rice Brook and the river is no other acces... tried to cross river with other party and just...
  • Log #13272 - by Matthew Tipper on Oct 10, 2003
    We took a 4WD to the end of the Rice Brook logging road. It was OK. Bushwhack (no trail) then over moraines to bivi beneath NE ridge. NE ridge to 1st summit was loose rock and slow going.
  • Log #13273 - by Alan on Aug 09, 2003
    Rice-Brook road driveable to base of route in Alan Kane's photos. You need a high clearance vehicle due to the many water bars across the road. (Kane's site offers good and accurate route advice)...
  • Log #13274 - by Alan Kane on Jan 25, 2000
    We did it via south glacier. Even with a logging road approach, this is still an adventurous 3 day trip. Some years, the peak doesn't really get in good shape, and it is a very remote location,...