Bogart, Mount

elevation: 3,144 m. height gain: 1,650 m.
area: Kananaskis,AB map 82 J/14

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
the camground

Preparing for a great scramble.
Bike/Scramble: RT 9.0; 5.0 up (from the campground). Fab and I decided to spend the night at the Ribbon Falls campground and attempt the scramble the following day. The weekend forecast was good. We biked in; for the most part it was good until we hit the single track rutted with roots. Our bikes were slightly awkward, weighed down by the saddle bags. We enjoyed a nice afternoon at the site, eating and drinking plenty in preparation for the next day. We woke up in fine shape, the weather was stellar! We spotted the ascent drainage mentioned and quickly gained the upper gully. The basin ahead is an absolute delight; we took a break there on the way up and on the way down enjoying the scenery and the nice weather. The summit plod was fairly long but pleasant. We used the remaining snow up to the crux which is narrow and steep. It happened to be icy at the time and we did not have crampons; that part was tricky. Within a half hour (from the crux), we were standing on this amazing summit. Coming down was not without excitement. Fab pulled out a big boulder with his alpine axe at the icy section; he, along with the rock, fell down to the snow slope below. My heart dropped to my feet as I peered down. Fab was on his butt, anchored in the snow; the rock had fallen away... He was slightly bruised but otherwise OK. Very lucky...
almost tropical

Tropical feel to this campground.

the objective

The ascent route we followed.

up the snow

The crux comes into view above Fab.

near the top

Upper snow slopes.

at the top

At the top with the route we followed from Ribbon Falls.

summit view

Looking west.

self-timed summit picture

Self-timed summit picture.


North-eastern view over Nakiska.

quick descent

In the basin, another self-timed photo.
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