Hiking Mount Brunswick

Last Saturday I went for a hike with some friends up Mount Brunswick. Mount Brunswick’s trail begins at the same place where you start when hiking the lions in Lions Bay. We started bright and early and started powering up the mountain.

The ascent up Brunswick was steep; much steeper than the Lions, making it not the easiest hike. We would take quick 5 minute breaks every 100 meters or so before continuing to push on higher. We did make it up the mountain quickly however and were at the top within 2.5 hours. The last little section of the ridge you have to scale across to get to the final peak (or what we thought was the peak). It was a little sketchy, but nothing outlandish.

The bugs were pretty bad on top (I got one in my eye, Rob swallowed a few), however none of them were biting. If they had been feasting I don’t think we would have made it out alive.

Overall with our lunch break we did the full hike in about 5.5 hours, which was good as we wanted to get back into the city at a reasonable time before the fireworks. Here are a few photos from the hike:

Written by stefan klopp

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