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Mount Andromeda 1+ day Ski Mountaineering, Columbia Icefield

IFMGA certified guide Brent wants to lead you on a ski mountaineering adventure on Mount Andromeda in the Columbia Icefield in the Rockies of Alberta, Canada that can last one or more days.

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

Highlights

  • Scale to the top of Mount Andromeda in the Rockies of Alberta, Canada.

  • Gaze at highlights like the Athabasca glacier and the Columbia Icefield.

  • Enjoy a nearly 1,600 meter descent on the mountain.

Description

An amazing mountain in the Rockies of Alberta, Mount Andromeda (3,450m) is a fantastic place to enjoy some thrilling ski mountaineering, which will be the focus of this trip that will last one or more days.

Located in the incredible Columbia Icefield, which is definitely worth a visit, Mount Andromeda awaits at the foot of the Athabasca glacier.

During this trip, we will start very early, so we can make the summit with plenty of daylight available. As a result, you will get to properly enjoy the nearly 1,600 meter descent.

The ascent will involve a challenging journey through the crevasses of the Athabasca glacier. After that, we will make our way from the col that separates Andromeda and little Andromeda to a false summit. From there, we will continue up to the peak’s real summit. At the summit, you will get to enjoy tremendous views of the majestic surroundings. Some highlights of what you’ll see include Mount Columbia, Castleguard and the enormous Columbia Icefield.

Because this trip involves some challenging parts during the ascent and a long descent, participants should be in good physical condition. It is also important you have prior ski mountaineering experience and can ski at a minimum single black diamond level.

One of the highest and most beautiful peaks in the Rockies of Alberta, Mount Andromeda is the perfect place for ski mountaineering. And when you also incorporate the Columbia Icefield and the Athabasca glacier, you are in for a treat. To enjoy this trip, just send me a request.

I can also take you ski mountaineering on Mount Hector on this trip.

Meeting point

The Columbia Icefield.

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About the guide

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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