1-week Mount Waddington ascent in British Columbia
Mount Waddington is remote and difficult to get to. Its vast valleys and glaciated landscapes will take your breath away and give you a unique sense of immensity as you climb to its summit.
Best time to visit
The best months to visit are July, August and September
How to get there
You will need to get there via helicopter from Tatla Lake which is a 10 hour drive away from Vancouver
The Coast Mountain weather varies a lot and is very cold, specially in winter. In July and August, alpine daytime temperatures range between 0C to 15C and can drop well below freezing at night
At 4019 m.a.s.l, Mount Waddington is the highest mountain in the Coastal Range. Because it is such a remote spot, it used to be referred to as “Mystery Mountain” as it was difficult to approach. It was successfully climbed for the first time in 1936, and has since become a top spot for mountaineers looking for a challenging peak to test their skills. To get to the top of Mount Waddington a good physical preparation is paramount. Furthermore, technical skills are needed as snow, ice and rocks are all part of the terrain you will encounter. Most programs take a minimum of 7 days to the top, so overnight mountaineering and winter camping experience are good to have under the belt. Make sure to book an experienced certified guide to ensure the best out of your Waddington adventure!
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