Mount Weed 3080 m,

Banff National Park

Highway view of Mt Weed

Southwest Face of Mount Weed from Icefields Parkway


I had often looked at Mount Weed as I drove up Icefields Parkway north of Bow Lake. Though it is a fairly dominant peak adjacent to the road, only recently did I get around to investigating the summit. While the weather was decidedly uncooperative, I was pleasantly surprised with the ascent. Undoubtedly, the view would be better on a clear day...

Mt Murchison from Mt Weed. After a brief storm, a skiff of snow lingers on Mount Murchison as seen from the summit.


Southwest from Mt Weed. Looking towards Peyto Lake and Wapta Icefield from Mount Weed. This was not a good day for pictures but at least I didn't get soaked.

This ascent is just one of over 155 scrambles fully described in my new guidebook, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, which can be ordered online by clicking here.

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