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

Description

Climbing Sky Pilot (2031 m), in British Columbia, is a great introduction to alpine climbing. I propose you a 3-day adventure to the summit of this beautiful mountain.

Since 2014, you can reach the mountain by using the Sea to Sky Gondola. It saves hours of approach time, allowing for a quick access. We will enjoy spectacular views in a magical mountain place! The gondola is located just south of Squamish, just an hour drive from Vancouver.

This is a great climb if you are looking for a fun adventure of moderate technical difficulty on a rocky peak. I also offer this climb as a 1-day trip. You can check the details below this text. Also, if you come earlier in the season, Sky Pilot offers many ice and snow ascents for all levels.

We will meet in Squamish, at the Cafe at the base of the Gondola. We will then take the Gondola and after a final equipment check we will walk out into the backcountry.

Then, we will hike or bike until we reach the end of the old logging road. From that point, we will ascend up to the Stadium Glacier, cross it and get to the West Ridge of Sky Pilot.

Reaching the Summit involves a 4 and 5 class climbing on rock. From the top, we will have spectacular views of the Sea to Sky Corridor! You can check the day-by-day itinerary below this text.

So contact me if you want to join me on this great climb to Sky Pilot summit! Make a reservation and get ready for a great 3-day adventure.

You can also check my profile page and see all the trips that I also guide.

Price per person

1 Person1495CAD
Group of 2900CAD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Lifts
Mountain bike is not included in the Price. Food can be provided for an additional CAD $50 per person per day.1 DAY TRIP (12 hour day trip): 1 person: CAD $595. 2 people: CAD $350 each.

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
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Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Sea to Sky Gondola, Squamish

More info

Personal Gear: •Boots – full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or equivalent. •Hut slippers/flip flops. •Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius. •Backpack – 60-80 liters capacity, big enough to hold all gear for the trip plus some extra communal gear. •Summit / Day-pack – 15-40 liters capacity (optional your big backpack can also work as a Summit pack). •Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style. •Light weight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style. •Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc. •Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair). •Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair). •Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1). •Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1). •Socks – wool or synthetic blend (1 pair min). •Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1). •Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr)
•Headlamp with new batteries. •Sunscreen – minimum spf30. •Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1.5 litres. •Walking pole(s) – Optional/// Communal and Technical equipment: •(Supplied by me if required): •Compass and map. •GPS. •First Aid Kit. •Ice axe. •Climbing harness – seat harness only
•Helmet. •2 locking carabiners. •1 belay device. •Rope rescue cord / webbing
•Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair). •Gaiters (1 pair). •Small thermos for hot drinks (optional). •Knife – Swiss army style. •1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.). •Toilet paper
•Pot. •Cutlery. •Cup/Bowl. •Therma Rest. •Gas stove.