Mount Sarrail
3170m (10401ft.)

Located between the head of Sarrail Creek and the head of Foch Creek. Kananaskis Park, Alberta
Latitude 50; 34; 50 Longitude 115; 19; 50, Topo map 82J/11

Panorama viewpoint: Old Elpoca Bridge. Can be seen from Highway 40S

Named in 1918. Sarrail, General Maurice Paul Emmanuel (General Sarrail was commander of the French Third Army during WW I.) Official name.

First ascended in 1930 by Katie Gardiner, guided by Walter Feuz. Journal reference CAJ 19-65.

Photo: Looking south to Mount Sarrail from the slopes of Mount Indefatigable (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)
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Photo: Looking east to Mount Sarrail from Aster Lake (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Scrambling Routes
Easy scrambling, mild exposure. Mount Sarrail's northeast escarpment is the most commonly seen aspect, glowering far above Upper Kananaskis Lake. This face presents a forbidding proposition. By comparison, the west ridge is a kinder, gentler side and is accessible from the currently unmaintained Aster Lake trail. When free of snow, most of the west ridge is little more than a steep hike. Although feasible as a long day trip, many parties camp near Aster Lake and take two days..Kane, Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies page 167

Climbing Routes
North-East Buttress III 5.10a
A surprisingly big route at 800 m that takes the prominent buttress on Sarrail facing towards Upper Kananaskis Lake. Typically the rock is reasonable by alpine standards though the crux area is a little loose. No need for big boots or ice axe - just rock shoes and a pair of light boots for the hike in and out. Expect a 12 hour day. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 52
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