Mount Burstall
2760m (9056ft.)

Located in the Smith-Dorrien Creek Valley, south of Burstall Lakes, and west of French Creek. Spray Range, Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 46; 20 Longitude 115; 19; 30, Topo map 82J/14

Panorama viewpoint: Old Elpoca Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 742

Named in 1918. Burstall, Lt. General Sir E.H. (Lt. General Burstall was the Commander of Canadian troops during WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1972 by M. Brown, I. Carruthers, C. Cobb, B.E. Seyforth, guided by Bernie Schiesser.

Photo: Mount Burstall from the Smith Dorrien Road near Mud Lake

Scrambling Routes
Difficulty Difficult, exposed scrambling for final 100 m of east ridge. A short, simple approach makes this minor summit a logical choice when ambition, good weather or time are lacking. The view is rewarding and includes big peaks around French and Robertson glaciers. The route is largely straightforward but the exposed and loose summit ridge keeps the crowds at bay. Try from about mid-July on. Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 115

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