Bourgeau, Mount

elevation: 2,930 m. height gain: 1,500 m.
area: Banff/Bow Valley,AB map 82 O/4

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies
harvey below

Looking towards Harvey Pass.
Scramble: RT 6.0; 3.5 up. I didn't take my bike up to Bourgeau Lake as I have done so many times. This great trail is now off limit to biking. Even so, I made really good time on the trail. Once past the lake, I started enjoying the surroundings; magnificent meadows, lovely flora and streams are bordered by the south end of Mount Brett. The cirque is vast and beautiful, I especially liked Harvey Pass and Harvey Lake. I recall hiking rather care free, looking around savoring the moment. The broad ascent slope offers good footing and with ease, I walked on the flat summit. A cop from Calgary was standing there and welcomed me.
summit view

Awesome view south-east, Assiniboine easily noticed.

bow valley

The Bow Valley and the highway below.

at the top with a cop

A friendly welcome from a retired cop from Calgary.
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