Kootenai Brown Peak (Anderson-Bauerman Traverse)


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Summit Elevation (m): 
2,490
Summit Elevation (ft): 
8,169
Elevation Gain (m): 
1600
Total Distance (km): 
22.00
Difficulty Notes: 

Easy hiking and scrambling on grass / shale with some easy route finding.

Map
Trip Report

As we descended from Lost Mountain we noticed that the route up the next 'GR' looked like fun. It was fairly steep with some nice scrambly bits. After reading a recent trip report we also suspected that this might be more than just a 'GR' and may actually be a named summit.

 

It turns out that the scrambling up this to this peak was the most fun we had on rock all day. While you could avoid most obstacles on climber's left, you also had the choice of solid(ish) rock straight-on which most of us chose without a second glance!

 

 


[Traversing from Lost Mountain to Kootenai Brown.]


[There's a nice drop off to climber's right of Kootenai Brown.]


[Wietse on one of the interesting outcrops near the Lost / Kootenai Brown col.]


[The clouds thicken as we enjoy some hands-on scramble near the summit of Kootenai Brown.]

 

Soon we were standing on the summit of Kootenai Brown Peak. I'm pretty sure the name is still 'unofficial' at the time of this report, but there was a pretty official looking summit register and obviously someone is currently working on getting official recognition for this name.

 


[Vern on the summit: (Bauerman in the background)]

 

We were starting to get some raindrops at this point so we quickly took some photos and dropped down for the remaining trudge to Mount Bauerman. It looked like a long way off.

 


[Mount Bauerman is out next (and last) peak. It's just starting to rain now.]

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