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1+ day Ski Mountaineering on Mount Hector in Banff

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Brent for a ski mountaineering trip on the beautiful Mount Hector in the Rockies of Canada in the Banff National Park.

Mountain RangeRockies
Duration1+ day
Offer periodFeb, Mar, Apr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend one or a few days ski mountaineering on the amazing Mount Hector.

  • Enjoy the beauty of Banff National Park in the Rockies of Alberta, Canada.

  • Bask in the thrilling 1,500 meter long descent.

Description

At 3,394 meters, Mount Hector is definitely one of the most impressive and intimidating peaks in the Rockies of Canada. It is also one of the best peaks for ski mountaineering as well, which is why I am offering this ski mountaineering trip that can last for one, or more days.

Mount Hector is located within the boundaries of Banff National Park. As a result, this ski mountaineering adventure makes for a great addition to a trip you may be taking to the renowned Canadian park. Also, the views you will get of Banff from the peak’s summit are absolutely breathtaking.

Reaching the top of the mountain is a challenge. The route is steep and icy, and requires some careful route finding. The climb to the summit also has a short, technical section that can be climbed on foot. However, I will see to it that you are properly guided every step of the way. Thus giving you a thrilling, but safe climbing experience. And when it comes to the descent, Mount Hector offers a long, approximately 1,500 meter glacial run that will absolutely amaze you.

Due to the challenging nature of Mount Hector, it is imperative that participants on this trip are in good physical condition. You should also be able to ski at a minimum single black diamond level.

Skiing in the Rockies in Banff National Park is an incredible experience. And on this trip, I would like to take you to the top of one of the highest mountains in the area. To join me, just send me a request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Would you like to traverse the famous Wapta ice field? Then join me on this 4 day alternative Bow – Yoho route.

Accommodation

There are several comfortable accommodation options in Banff that I would be happy to recommend to you.

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Banff

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About the guide

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Based in Canmore, Alberta, I am an IFMGA- and ACMG-certified mountain guide. I also serve in the Canadian Armed Forces and am a founding partner of the Outward Bound Veterans Program.

My mission is for you to learn the skills to be competent and independent in the backcountry. I will break down complex skill sets into individual building blocks for you to learn progressively and confidently. After learning the skills, you will get to practice them in the backcountry with my guidance or that of one of the ACMG-certified guides in my team.


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