Mount Athabasca 2017-02-14T11:15:58+00:00

Mount Athabasca

AA col III Or Silver Horn III

Also known as the Athabasca – Andromeda Col, this is a classic mountaineering objective in the Canadian Rockies. It is the safest route to ascend up the mountain and reach it’s towering summit above the Columbia Ice Fields.

While working our way up the AA Col route we will travel over moraines, glaciers, steep snow slopes and an amazing summit ridge with views right down the North Face of Mount Athabasca.

What to expect

  • A Full day out in the Canadian Rockies (10.5km round trip)
  • All technical climbing gear provided
  • Traveling on glaciated terrain in an alpine environment
  • Reaching a summit elevation of 3491m (1500m gain)
  • Professional instruction on staying safe in an alpine environment
  • A friendly and professional guide with a thorough understanding of the

    area and current conditions

Who’s this trip for?

This trip is a great beginner alpine climb

Ages 18 – 55+ with very good fitness.

  • Good fitness is defined as the ability to climb long snow slopes 45 degree with a 13.5kg backpack gaining over 1500m

Equipment

Individual

Please bring:

  • Layers to stay warm in the early morning with Gore-Tex over layers (Check the gear list below and please let us know if you need any clothing or have any questions)
  • Lunch, snacks and fluids

Group Gear (provided)

  • Helmets
  • Harnesses
  • Climbing Hardware
  • Ropes
  • Emergency equipment
  • Backpacks

Timeline

  • TBA – Meeting with your guide

Meet guide and sign waivers, safety briefing. Please have all your clothing and lunch with you and be ready to roll!

  • TBA – Arrive at trail head

Gear up and hike to the base of the route.

  • TBA – Arrive back in the town of Jasper

Debrief and say good bye until the next time.

Gear List
Book Your Trip

Download the pre-trip info package