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Mount Brazeau  Alberta   #191
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / Canadian Rockies / Continental Ranges / Park Ranges / Le Grand Brazeau Range

Height: 3470 m <- 11386 feet
Prominence?: 1443 m above Sunwapta Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Athabasca (42.4 km away, at bearing 166 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Columbia (45.0 km away)

Location:   52.55135,-117.35458     52:33:05, -117:21:17   11U 475958 5822422 (61 km SE of Jasper). NTS Mapsheet: 083.C.11   AreaCode: FL27/FD55
First Ascent: 1923 A. Carpe; W. Harris; H. Palmer
Mount Brazeau From Valad Peak
This peak is #16 on the Height List for Alberta . This peak is #12 in Prominence List for Alberta .The classic and recently reprinted Rockies book "The Canadian Rockies, New and Old Trails" by Arthur Coleman tells the story of his attempt in 1902 to climb the mountain. His description sounds very much like the route from Swan Pass: "From our beautiful camp ground we had a broad view of the mountain and icefield four miles to the north-west, and arranged for an attack upon it next day." Upon reaching the soft snow on the Glacier the travelling became difficult. Higher up the footing was better but crevasses and avalanches posed problems. "Halting on some projecting rocks at 10,550 feet, we held a council of war and decided that further climbing was too dangerous to risk. From clinometer readings made at our earlier halts the top of Brazeau Mountain, as we named it, is about five hundred feet above our stopping-point."

Name Notes: The peak was named by Coleman in 1902 after the Brazeau River. The Brazeau River was named by Hector after Joseph E. Brazeau, a Hudson's Bay Company employee who was a translator on the Palliser Expedition.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
45 2011.09.09 Brazeau-Warren via South Coronet Glacier Jason Thompson
12 2006.09.02 A New Brazeau Loop Route Graham
79 2005.08.20 Old Goats Summer Camp 2005 : Six Peaks at End of Maligne Lake Rick Collier
43 2001.08.14 Brazeau from Coronet Creek Route Steve Sheriff
31 1986.08.01 Mount Brazeau South Face Route (Normal) Route Robin Tivy
71 1986.08.01 Le Grand Brazeau Summer Traverse Robin Tivy


Paper Maps
1:400000Canadian Rockies Gem Trek
1:600000Southwest Alberta & Southeast British Columbia Gem Trek

Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
22 Mount Brazeau From Valad Peak Robin Tivy
12 Mount Brazeau from Summit Ridge on Mount Warren Rick Collier
12 The North Face of Brazeau Andrew McLeod
11 North Face of Mount Brazeau Rick Collier
8 Mount Brazeau from Camp Rick Collier
7 Mount Brazeau from the South Rick Collier
7 North Face of Mount Brazeau Rick Collier
7 Approaching the North Face of Mt. Brazeau Andrew McLeod
5 The Brazeau Region from the Southeast Rick Collier

Placename Photos
11 Monkhead from the Northwest Rick Collier
10 Mounts Brazeau and Warren from the Northeast Rick Collier
9 East Peaks Reflected in Lake Rick Collier
7 Valad Peak and Mount Henry MacLeod Vern Dewit
6 Gearing Up at the Last Scree on Warren Rick Collier
5 Brazeau Icefield Camp Andrew McLeod