Mount Bogart

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Mount Bogart
  • Location: Kananaskis Country (Highway 742)
  • Activity: Scrambling
  • Height: 3,144 m (10,315 ft)
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 m (4,593 ft)
  • Distance: 17.5 km / Round Trip (10.9 mi)
  • Avg Steepness: 9.1°
  • Estimated Time: 7-11 hrs
  • Technicality: Advanced
  • Fitness Level: Hard
Both scramble books cover Mount Bogart, but everyone says Andrew's route is better and enjoyable, so I followed the route from his book. Anytime I come across grassy alpine land I get so excited. I think it's so pretty. I wished I went there little earlier in the season when grass was still green. But above all of the goodness of this peak, I have discovered something very very special. You have to see it in pictures. Go to page 13!

Approach:
Starting from Sparrowhawk parking, follow Sparrowhawk Creek Trail. Then walk walk walk all the way to tarns.

To Col:
Leaving the tarns behind, you should be able to see a massive scree slop heading to col (page 6). This is where you can show off your scrambler pride! Slog slog slog...

West Ridge:
There was a rock band blocking the ridge. I went right of it (easier route) as described in the book.

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Mount Sparrowhawk.

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More Sparrowhawk. It's needy for attention.

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Little stream.

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Very pretty place. Only if glass were green…

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Where is an elevator?

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Up up up…

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West ridge and the summit.

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Looking back Sparrowhawk… It's really needy.

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Interesting ridge.

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At the summit. Sparrowhawk again.

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The rest of Kananaskis peaks.

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This is what I have discovered. You might wonder what the heck I am talking about. Well look closer. This mountain has a big crack, and… continue to next page.

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And this mountain has a interestingly positioned hole… Continue to next page again.

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Now you can see the whole thing very well. This is the greatest discovery of the Canadian Rockies! Ladies and dicks, this is the Rockies' BUTTCRACK and BUTTHOLE! Most excellent!


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