Mount Rae Climber's Log

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boisedoc - Aug 31, 2015 11:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2015

airy summit ridge  Sucess!

short day but some truly horrible scree to get to the col. I would wear a helmet for this one- significant rockfall danger if there are people above you. The final section up the ridge is easy but definitely exposed. I did a bit of au cheval along the ridge.

Old School WB

Old School WB - Jan 26, 2012 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1994

scramble route   Sucess!

Foggy and cloudy, but still. Great atmosphere on summit ridge with low vis. Ascent with R. Leighton.


sprosseda - Aug 23, 2010 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010

Scramble route  Sucess!

Very short approach, only about 15 minutes in the forest. Steep dirt to ridgeline. Loose stuff on NW face. Great knife-edge ridge last 100 feet to summit. Great view of K' country and its 11,000 footers. View of vertical tilted bedrock in this area is crazy! Under 5 hours round trip.


attimount - Jun 24, 2010 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009

Ptarmigan Cirque.  Sucess!

Nice hike. Made it at second try.


MtnMagic - Oct 20, 2007 1:16 am

Scramble  Sucess!

Nice high peak in the Kananaskis area. Short approach, good day!

Jean Paul Samson - Nov 3, 2006 5:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2006

Rae Via Ptarmigan Cirque and South Ridges  Sucess!

I had the mountain to myself, as I encountered no one past the Ptarmigan Cirque trail. From the col, I could see a large group far below approaching Rae Glacier through the moraine. Kept well below the final ridge until steeper terrain and cliffs forced me to move up to the edge. Began the scramble at 1 p.m., gained the summit at 5 p.m., back at the car at 8 p.m.


Danimal - Apr 24, 2006 4:07 pm

Scramble Route  Sucess!

Good times, bit of a talus treadmill though...

RedWolf_ca - Oct 23, 2005 12:59 am

Route Climbed: Scramble from Ptarmigan Cirque Date Climbed: July 27, 1996  Sucess!

A bear warning at the trailhead slowed my approach to the cirque but no bear spotted. The gully to the col was completely full of snow so I scrambled up the rotting cliff bands to the right. The glissade down the gully from the col was a blast.

EricK - Aug 12, 2005 7:18 pm

Route Climbed: via ptarmigan cirque trail Date Climbed: July 16, 2005  Sucess!

We had absolutely CRAPPY weather the whole time. If the route wasn't so straight forward, there is no doubt that we would not have been able to find our way. With continual poor visibility, rain and snow, it was a challenging scrambling. It took us 9 hours car to car. There was a register at the top that we signed. All we got for a view was the inside of a cloud. It was a great scramble though.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jul 18, 2005 10:15 am

Route Climbed: Northeast Ridge Date Climbed: August, 2004  Sucess!

I was looking for a little exercise before spending a climbing week back in the Fryatt Valley. This was a perfect outing for such. This scramble was on the easy side of moderate. The guide book time of 5-9 hours seems a bit long. I did the round trip in 3 hours. I did eat my Wheaties this particular morning however. I would like to ski the Rae Glacier this coming winter, let me know if interested. Cheers!

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