November 17th 2007 Belmore Brown Peak Height 2332 or 7650ft/ Height Gain 650m or 2132ft Time: 8:30 - 14:30 Climbed with Phil
Phil, a guy from work (born in South Africa with Polish parents, raised in Australia and now living in Canada) had never been to the Canadian Rockies before so I took him out to bag Belmore Brown. Since he didn’t have his hiking boots in Calgary (he lives in Toronto, I don’t know why ;-)) he rented boots at MEC and they gave him the plastic mountaineering boots. I really felt sorry for him to walk in those boots all day.
We started around 8 AM and quickly made our way towards BB. We got a bit confused since the trail wasn’t too obvious because of snow and we ended going up a scree slope. Arriving at the ridge I was confused what the exact summit was so I bagged every highpoint along the ridge including the GR North of Belmore Brown which is higher and has a much better view.
On our way back I still didn’t know what the summit was and had one highpoint left, while Phil was going down I scrambled to what was the actual summit (it has a weather station, so if you wonder…..)
It was a great day out and Phil enjoyed his first Canadian summit which is as high as the highest peak in Australia.