trip duration TRIP DURATION
13 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Coast Mountains
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


The Coast Mountains, in British Columbia, are home to Mount Waddington. It is indeed one of the most captivating and storied mountains in this region. Rising to 4019 m, its ascent is as demanding as for any other great peaks in the world. You need to have the skills, and to be prepared for it.

William House and Fritz Wiessner ascended it for the first time in 1936.

I propose to you here a 2-week itinerary. The goal is of course the summit of Mount Waddington, and we will take the NW summit. It is a true challenge, but it’s so rewarding!

Climbing Mount Waddington is a serious business. A true expedition due to the altitude, terrain, weather and exhaustion that we have to endure.

Does this great expedition sound tempting? Then please contact me! I suggest booking early since you need to prepare for it in advance.

This trip is intended for experienced climbers. But if you are a beginner, I also have a great option for you: the ascent to Mount Garibaldi.


Day 1

Tatla Lake

We leave Whistler and drive to the rugged outpost of Tatla Lake, BC. Camp at the King’s Ranch on Bluff Lake Day.

Day 2

Base camp

We fly into base camp, if the weather permits.

Day 3 to 10

Other peaks

During these days, we will train ascending other peaks. We will go for the NW summit of Mount Waddington (The Wadd). This program depends on the weather.

Day 11 to 12

Fly out day

Day 13


We drive back to the Whistler or Squamish area.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Meeting point

In Whistler.

More info

The price depends on the group size, please contact me for more information.

The helicopter flights are included.

Level: experienced mountaineers, who have climbed several training peaks throughout the season prior to this expedition. A high level of fitness is required for a successful attempt on Mt. Waddington. The shear grandness of this mountain requires good technical ability and patience to wait out any poor weather.