Dates and Prices
Cost: $325 CDN
Includes: guides and use of specialized group climbing gear.
Not included: Accommodation, transportation, meals, gratuities & taxes.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group
Optional pre and post trip accommodation packages are available from $80 per person per night for shared room lodging ($160 for single occupancy). Purchase with booking. Subject to availability.
More climbing: Yamnuska guides and instructors are also available for private climbing in the Rockies and elsewhere before and after the program.
Is it for you
This is a moderate objective, and while some previous glaciated mountaineering experience is required, this is a great trip for those trying to gain more summits and who have a moderate level of fitness
Mt. Athabasca, at 3,491m (11,453 ft) is one of the most accessible and enjoyable big peaks in the Canadian Rockies. Its position on the edge of the vast Columbia Icefields and with it entirely above treeline make for spectacular summit views. The surrounding glaciers make for fine snow and ice mountaineering.
Whether you missed out on a summit on our ‘Snow and Ice Long Weekend’ or have some previous mountaineering experience but would still like the direction of one of our great instructors, a climb of Mt. Athabasca with a certified Yamnuska mountain guide is a great and memorable experience.
Mount Athabasca is located at the eastern edge of the Columbia Icefields on the ridge between the Athabasca and Saskatchewan Glaciers. It is immediately adjacent to the Banff-Jasper Parkway from where it is climbed in a day.