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Brandywine Mtn (hike/scramble)

  • Sep 2, 2013 · 7:30 AM
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Top photo taken at Brandywine Meadows looking towards Black Tusk.

Above photo taken at Brandywine Meadows looking at Brandywine Mtn.

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This trip is for members only.

Trip info

We will gather at the church's parking lot and work out car pool logistics.  Extra vehicles will be parked at the side street.  The convoy will drive to the trailhead which is off the Squamish Hwy shortly before Whistler.  This trip has 2 sections: Brandywine Meadows (primary objective) and Brandywine Mtn (for the experienced mountaineer) as some scrambling is involved.

trail info (from trailhead to meadows only)

• round trip distance: 7 km

• high point: 1460 m

• elevation gain: 515 m

• aveage grade: 14.7%

• rating: easy

• estimate time: 3 hrs

• pace: fast

route info (from meadows to mtn only)

• from the meadows to the mtn, it is a route only (no trail)

• high point (summit): 2213 m

• elevation gain (from meadows): 750 m

• round trip time (from meadows): 3.5 hrs

• difficulty: moderate, minimal exposure

• challenge: scree slope; patches of snow on route

gear needed (for meadows)

• clothing: shell jacket, additional layer; gloves; toque

• footwear: hiking boots; gaiters

• bug protection: bug spray, head net, after bite

• sun protection: sun block, lip balm, sun glasses

• trekking poles (if you are used to using them)

• food and water

• head lamp

Additional gear needed for Brandywine Mtn.

• micro-spikes or crampons

• ice axe (if you have it)

• additional clothing (windy and colder)

additional info

• There is a 4 x 4 road which will cut short the time taken to the meadows.  However, I was there and I think it is too rough for most vehicles.  Therefore, we will stick with the conventional trailhead approach.  I will still suggest a high clearance vehicle for this.

• estimate team size: 4 - 12 members

• if you decide to hike to the meadows only, specify it as you sign up (I need to group you into the same car for car pool)

• if you decide to summit Brandywine Mtn, specify it as you sign up

• consult with individual driver(s) about car pool gas money










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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Just a cautionary note: there is a wasp's nest along the trail about 1/3 of the way in. It's behind a tree and in the ground so it is hard to notice until you're right on it. I did the trail last monday and got stung by one :( Hope everyone has a great time; it's an absolutely beautiful view!

    August 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thx for the info; you are exactly right. By the time we realize the location of the wasp nest, we were right on top of it. Some other hikers tied a plastic bag on a branch to ID it, but too late. Needless to say, we were victims of the attack. Location of this wasp is at GR[masked]; There were other ones along this trail.

      September 2, 2013

  • Dusan

    If I am accepted I'd like to go to the top if weather permits, I owe 4x4 and I could drive 4 (plus me), too technical?, challenging by nature, I am all for it.

    August 27, 2013

  • Michael E.

    Hi Herbert, please put me on the wait list for this one. Interested in sumitting. I have ice axe, crampons, helmet etc but not expecting anything too technical.

    August 21, 2013

  • Kat

    I do plan on trying to summit Brandywine Mtn. , but don't own or have experience with an ice axe so only attempting is that isn't needed and if another fellow hiker from the team wants to climb too. I wouldn't want the group waiting on me :-)

    August 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ice axe is not a must, I posted only if you have it. You should bring micro-spikes though. There may be a snow patch that we may have to cross or negotiate before summiting.

      August 17, 2013

    • Kat

      Thanks- sounds good :-)

      August 17, 2013

  • redbike

    I'd like to go up to Brandywine Mountain, but I'm not sure if I am experienced enough. Please let me know if I should back out.

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You will be fine.

      August 16, 2013

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