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Mt. Hector Ski Mountaineering Ascent Near Lake Louise

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Come with a certified mountain guide on a captivating ski mountaineering program in the Canadian Rockies ascending Mt. Hector and take a day to climb one of the most breathtaking peaks near Lake Louise.

Group

Rockies

1 Day

Feb, Mar, Apr

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Summit a magnificent mountain within a day in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Pick up valuable knowledge to advance your ski mountaineering skills.
  • Experience the unbelievable beauty of Lake Louise and the surrounding landscape.

Description

Breath in the pure air at the pinnacle of the Canadian Rockies and spend a day ski mountaineering on Mt. Hector! Enjoy a guided program just north of Lake Louise in one of the most scenic areas of Alberta and take advantage of its panoramic splendor!

At 11,135 feet, Mt. Hector holds a special place in Banff National Park regarding both its beauty and prominence. Not only is it a challenging objective for mountaineers, climbers, and skiers alike, but it holds alluring views of the Lake Louise group of mountains and the Wapta Icefields from its indomitable crags. For ski mountaineers seeking the ultimate thrill, Mt. Hector is the best of both worlds.

With its unparalleled amalgamation of excitement and reward, you will spend a day working your way up its glaciated and crevassed terrain. The journey up will include some technical aspects as well as classic traversing techniques, satisfying even the wiliest and most experienced mountaineers.

Your successful summit takes in the surrounding views of Lake Louise, Mt. Temple and Mt. Victoria, and the ever-impressive Wapta Icefield. You will feel the cultural immensity of the Rockies and Banff from the top of this pristine Canadian wilderness. Finding a route along this rock is well-worth the effort and an electrifying alpine experience.

Just because the climb is over doesn’t mean the fun has to be. The descent includes over 1,500 meters of glacier skiing in that perfect powder that Canada is known for. It is the only way to cap off a thrilling day climbing a classic tour in the Rocky Mountains.

This trip seamlessly blends exciting challenges with unencumbered fun, which requires some previous backcountry skiing experience. You should be in good shape and be mentally prepared for the task at hand. For anyone ski mountaineers looking to gain invaluable experience and build on their abilities, this one’s for you.

Book this AMAZING ski mountaineering program NOW to experience the wonder of Canada and its wilderness from the top of Mt. Hector in the heart of the Rockies!

We can also try a four-day hut-to-hut traverse of the Wapta, for you frisky mountaineers out there! Or we can really test our might and take on an 11-day program from the Bugaboos to Rogers Pass…

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group programs.

The price includes the guiding fee and group equipment.

The price does NOT include the GST, meals, or transportation, nor does it include insurance.


Details

More info

We will meet the evening before in Canmore to go over the group objectives, check equipment, and cover any safety issues that may have become relevant.

There is a minimum of three (3) participants and a maximum of eight (8). The guide ratio will never exceed 4:1.

Meeting point

We will meet in Canmore. Contact us upon booking for further instructions regarding our meeting location.

About the guide

One of our certified guides will take you skiing and climbing to some of the best spots in North America. In the USA we offer trips in California, Colorado, Maine, Alaska, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Vermont. And in Canada, you'll find tours in Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia.

Languages

English


What people are saying about E-S Adventure Guides North America

Bill Mullins

5.00

December, 2022

The guide was super kind friendly and helpful and we had a great time

thilo riegel

5.00

August, 2022

Ended up booking a one-night-and-one-day hike summiting Mt Shasta because Mt Rainier was booked out.

Chris King

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide Adrian was outstanding. Great trip, great guide. My son and I loved it- I would highly recommend the experience.

Nico Dekker

5.00

August, 2022

Very good guide and fantastic climbing experience.

Eglė Audronytė

5.00

August, 2022

I really loved it. Intro to rock climbing was an amazing experience. Explore-share team were so helpful in the process. The trip that I chose in the first place was not available and they managed to find alternatives and offer me the best possible solution in that situation. In the end I had a wonderful day and could not be happier!

Mitchell Johnson

5.00

June, 2022

Worth every minute! Would highly recommend!!

Paul Panelli

5.00

June, 2022

Our guide Lizzie was THE BEST. Highly recommend her for other groups.

Phillip Lolonis

1.00

March, 2022

Guide cancelled within 48 hrs and I was unable to find someone else and so far I’ve not been refunded. Put a small dent in my otherwise great trip to Revelstoke.

Peggy Meyer

5.00

March, 2022

Will was great wise and fun to spend the day with.

Lexi Brandon

5.00

February, 2022

It would have been helpful to know it was suppose to be a Matterhorn prep course. The goals of the group were a little different.

Lucie Laurendeau

5.00

February, 2022

All perfect

douglas lord

5.00

January, 2022

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Anthony Stanzi

5.00

January, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Kenji Tsubota

5.00

January, 2022

I was very glad to have the Back country ski tour in Montata by following reasons. 1. I had quick replies from my coordinator and guide whenever I asked something; 2. My guide was cool. 3. The tour was well-planned and appropriate duration. 4. Snow was in a good condition. Thank you!!

Renee Millett

1.00

January, 2022

Poor service from Explore-share! The vendor who provided the actual tour shared with Explore-share that heavy rains prevented them from doing a substantial section of the tour. I was not notified. The vendor also offered a substantial discount for what we were able to do and this was not shared with me either!

Carlos Ogarrio

4.00

December, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Allen Narkiewicz

5.00

November, 2021

Neil was our guide and he was amazing! We did Camelback mountain climbing and he knew all about it and the other nearby mountains. Lots of great info and fun. I took my two boys, 9 and 11 years old plus climbed myself (44 years old). So perfect for all ages and skill levels. Definitely worth doing!!!

Amanda Gardner

5.00

August, 2021

Guide was very experienced and very patient with us. We learned alot and he tried to fit in all the knowledge he could in one day, super awesome. A little tough going back and forth to get the trip set up hard to tell if the site is sketchy until you see reviews but all worked out. Ended up with an awesome day with an awesome guide. Overall pretty satisfied and thankful!

Jolene Gines

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Drew Cool

5.00

July, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.


 

 

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