Confusing summit names, incredible neighborhood.

Quick Stats

  • Distance: ~10.5Km
  • Height Gain: ~1350m
  • Round Trip Time: Not recorded
  • Kane Ratting: Moderate
  • Resources: Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
The days starts on the Burgess pass trail. The trail is well maintained and passes through a cool forest. The perfect way to warm up.
There is a Cairn on the side of the Burgess pass trail that indicates where to leave and start the trip up the gulley. The very approximate route is drawn on here in Red.
As you gain elevation and leave the trees behind you get occasional views of the town of field. A train is passing by stopping all the cars. Incredibly, this was a steam train. I was surprised to see it chugging up the tracks. Just down the tracks from here are the famous spiral tunnels where the train loops through a mountain passing over itself.
The approximate route after entering the gully.
The gulley gets steeper and much more loose. You wouldn’t want to have a party above you. Wearing a helmet would also be a good idea.
On the summit!
Views from the summit are great. Emerald lake is below. Which just so happens to be where they filmed an episode of the TV show “The Bachelorette”. But I don’t watch that show, my friend told me about it! I swear.
In this episode of The Bachelorette, she decided to vote one of the guys off the show. Leaving him standing on the train tracks just outside of the town of Field, 1300m below me. But seriously, I don’t watch that show! My friend told me all about it.
View of Mount Field. You can see both a summer and winter ascent here:
Traditional Summit Selfie!
Takakkaw Falls can be seen in the distance. One of the tallest waterfalls in Canada.
A last look across the valley to Mount Stephen then it is time to leave. Return is the same as the ascent route.


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