Beehive Mountain

Trip Category: 
SC - Scrambling
Interesting Facts: 

Named by George Dawson in 1886 and first ascended in 1913 by Morrison Bridgeland. 

Technical Difficulty Level: 
5
Endurance Level: 
Med
YDS Class: 
Hiking
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

Once our original plans fell through for the weekend of September 7-9 (thanks to forest fire smoke), Phil Richards, Wietse Bijlsma and I had to think fast on Thursday night to come up with an alternate trip that still satisfied on some level. Smoke from BC forest fires had already been a huge issue since late July this year and we were tiring of trying to avoid it or climbing in it. After several suggestions we settled on a few easy, but lengthy and harder to access, scrambles on the Great Divide in the High Rock Range of South Kananaskis. I remember years ago, Wietse telling me about a few peaks in this area including Beehive Mountain, Mount Lyall and Mount Gass. These peaks came to Wietse's attention as they are all on the so-called, Calgary Panorama - all the mountains clearly visible from a certain point in Calgary.

 


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Summit Elevation (m): 
2,895
Summit Elevation (ft): 
9,498
Elevation Gain (m): 
1200
Round Trip Time: 
7.00
Total Distance (km): 
15.50
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 2 : you fall, you sprain your wrist
Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties other than a river crossing at the start and some steep slab and very loose scree to the summit ridge. NOTE: The trip I describe includes three peaks as part of a two day effort involving over 3100m of height gain.