Bivy Ridge


Trip Details
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Trip Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Difficulty Notes: 

No difficulties - should be easy scrambling to the high point above the bivy site at Swan Pass.

Trip Report

After descending from the Brazeau Icefield and setting up our camp at Swan Pass, Ben and I decided that we were getting cold (that darn west wind again!) and so we would take a jaunt up a ridge just south of our camp which we dubbed "Bivy Ridge". We ascended so fast that we decided to keep traversing for a while and enjoyed the views over Swan Pass and back along our approach route. We also spotted yet another party of 3 coming to the bivy and after speaking with Rob again he confirmed that they were also going for Brazeau. This was a busy place! In a really frustrating twist, my bear spray that I'd left in 'our' bivy coral was missing! Someone had actually been up there in the two nights we spent camping on the glacier and taken my brand new spray and holster!! I wasn't too happy about that - but I guess I should have left a note. We didn't think it was that busy at Swan Pass!


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