• Trip duration
    7 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Rockies
  • Best period
    Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

The Rocky Mountains in Canada are the birth place of modern climbing in the country.

This 7-day trip follows the trace of the original alpinists in spots like the Lake Louise Group and Columbia Icefields.

Lake Louise is an emerald glacial lake in Banff National Park (Alberta). The mountains around this area are great for climbing. The Columbia Icefield, on the other hand, is a large mass of ice lying between Banff National Park and Jasper National Park.

During the summer, I guide one day climbing objectives and also 1-week programs, including a variety of classic peaks according to your skills.

Among the mountains we may visit are Mount Lefroy, Temple, Fay, Victoria, Castle Mountain, Louis, Assiniboine, Athabasca and the highest of all, Mount Robson.

You can find a 7-day program below. However, I can help you organize the best trip for you depending on your wishes and your climbing experiences. This mountains offer a wide variety of options for all kinds of climbing styles and levels of difficulty.

I recommend this trip to anyone with good fitness who wants to climb one or more iconic Canadian peaks.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this trip so we start planning! If you already have a peak in mind we can arrange it too. 

I organize many climbing trips in this mountains. You can also check this ascent to Mount Garibaldi and Mount Tricouni.

Itinerary

Day 1

Mount Babel

Warm up day on Mount Babel. A quick approach from moraine lake leads us to the base of a classic 8 pitch rock route on beautiful quartzite rock with difficulties to 5.7.

Day 2

Moraine Lake

From Moraine Lake we head up a beautiful very variety approach to the Neil Colgan hut at the start of the 10 peak chain.

Day 3

Mount Fay

Early start we head over to make an ascent of Mount Fay either by the snow and rock west ridge or the steep ice North face.

Day 4

Mount Little

After another night at the Neil Colgan hut we make an ascent of Mount Little, on snow, rock and ice, then head back down to lake Louise.

Day 5

Lake O'Hara

A short sleep in we travel over to the famous Lake O’Hara and head up to the Abbot pass hut (original Swiss built high mountain hut).

Day 6

Mount Victoria

From the hut a stones throw from the base of Mount Victoria we ascend the NE ridge of one of the most classic and scenic routes in the Rockies if not the world. Back down to the hut for the evening.

Day 7

Mount Lefroy

Another alpine start for an ascent up the snow and ice face of Mount Lefroy’s west face.

Back out to lake Louise via one of the many exciting options. Once in the valley, we wrap up the week over dinner at the Post Hotel.

Price per person

1 Person3000CAD
Group of 21900CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Group equipment

Extras

Meeting point

Lake Louise.

Accommodation

Mountain hut. Hotel.

More info

Personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet) is not included in the price.