Distance 8.4 km return, height gain 640 m, moderately strenuous
The most eye catching peak in a small group of peaks is Belmore Browne, the only one officially named. Far from being a reassuring sight, it makes you wonder how you're going to get up the triangular cliff without resorting to ladders. Don't worry, the route goes up the easy-angled left-hand skyline.
Start: Via Powderface Trail (road). Park 14.5 km south of Hwy. 68 (Sibbald Creek Trail) at 440466, opposite what appears to be a side valley but which is actually the headwaters of Jumpingpound Creek.
Difficulty: An easy scree scrabble from a stony creekbed. The original trail near the start is now obscured by a reclaimed logging road. A good trail is now appearing, with very little slash. There are several cairns where you leave the logging road.
Note: Your day doesn't have to end on the summit. You can carry on to other summits along the apex of the Fisher Range. (See Going farther.) The descent route is the scrambler's ascent route to the slightly more difficult Tiara Peak.
- The ascent route goes up the lefthand skyline.
Please refer to the trail description in the guidebook, especially for unofficial, off-trail hikes.
Kananaskis Country Trail Guide Volume 2 Trail #65
Trail start: Belmore 50.95506N, -114.95067W
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Last updated May 18, 2018