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Climbing Mount Athabasca, 2 days in the Canadian Rockies

Mount Athabasca
climbers N face AthaBasca

Follow Jeff on this mountaineering trip to the summit of the stunning Mount Athabasca. Explore one of Canada’s most beautiful spots.

Private and Group


2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct




  • Stand at the summit of Mount Athabasca with one of our expert guides
  • Explore Alberta, one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces
  • Get the most mesmerizing views of the Rockies


Canada is a synonym of beauty and wilderness. Dare to leave behind all the stress of the big cities and modernity, and venture into the wild and pristine land of this beautiful country. Join this mountaineering adventure in the Canadian Rockies, and reach the summit of one of its most impressive peaks, Mount Athabasca.

Mount Athabasca (3,491 m) is one of the most accessible ascents in the Rockies. It is located right next to the Banff-Jasper Parkway. From that entrance, we can reach the summit on just one long and exciting day. What’s more, this splendid mountain is surrounded by an enchanting forest of pine trees. Thus, creating a green wave of fresh scents and bright colors, in which this colossal peak stands out for its singular beauty.  Also, Mount Athabasca lies at the heart of the Columbia Icefields, a vast territory of glacier ice and dazzling sceneries

This weekend program involves 1 day of skills training and then the Athabasca ascent on day 2. You can find the details in the itinerary below. You will need strong hiking or scrambling experience to join. This ascent is a great way to further your skills!

Moreover, some of the most stunning glaciers in the country are in the area, such as Athabasca and Saskatchewan. Hence, making it a real treat for the eye and the senses, that you cannot miss.

If you are up for this mountaineering adventure, just request to book this trip. One of our expert and certified guides will guide you to the summit of Mount Athabasca. And share with you the best spots in this marvelous place.

But, if you’re looking for a different type of adventure also in the area, you can check this Bugaboo Spire rock climbing (NE Ridge), 3 days.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The listed price is to join a group of a minimum of 3 people and does not include 5% GMT taxes. Groups of up to 12 can be arranged and private guiding is also an option at a different price. Please contact me for more details. You will have a 3:1 client to guide ratio on the climbing day. Open groups run throughout the summer on weekends.


Day 1: Skills Day

Saturday will be a skills day which may include climbing a smaller peak. We will work on ice climbing, glacier travel, crevasse rescue, rappelling, and ice screw anchors. The meeting time is 08:30 AM on day 1 at the ice fields campground in Jasper National Park, the group will be car camping at this location.

Day 2: Mt. Athabasca summit

Sunday the group will attempt Mt Athabasca (3491m), it will be an early start leaving camp around 4 a.m., so take the time to condition yourself the week before. If for whatever reason we can’t climb Athabasca, we will attempt one of the lower peaks in the region.





About the guide

Alpine Air Adventures is an independent mountain guiding business run by Jeff Bullock. I am a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, with my training and certification through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, and the Canadian Avalanche Association.

We specialize in outdoor Banff adventures including: rock climbing, ice climbing, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing and snowboarding, avalanche courses and improvised rope rescue courses.

Based out of Banff, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alpine Air offers everything mountain. My main emphasize is to offer safe and unforgettable Banff adventures to my guests. With the allure of the mountains right at my doorstep I am always keen to take on any adventure and I am excited to have you along. Contact me to begin organizing your dream mountain ascent or descent.


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Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

What people are saying about this trip

Matt Stephens


July, 2022

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Amjad Ali


September, 2020

Jeff is an exceptional individual and excellent mountain guide. Our climb up Athabasca was a truly amazing experience. I saw a sea of mountain peaks that I had never seen before. Alpine air adventures offers in my opinion the best value for money when it comes to alpine climbing. Highly recommended!

Mike Mutrie


August, 2020

We have been going on mountaineering and ski trips with Jeff Bullock for about five years now. Most recently, we climbed Mt. Athabasca with Jeff in August 2020. No matter what the adventure, we love Jeff’s approach to guiding. We always feel safe going with him and always have a great time. Jeff brings humility, humour, honesty, a passion for teaching and great stories. We will continue to do our dream trips with Jeff and Alpine Air Adventures in the future!



July, 2018

Summitted mt. Athabasca with Jeff and it was an unbelievable experience. Breathtaking views and excellent coaching along the way


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