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Dates and Prices

Cost: $545 CDN

Includes guides, Out-trip meals, use of specialized climbing gear and group camping gear.

Not included: Canmore accommodation, transportation, gratuities & taxes.

Departures can be set up on a private basis for individuals, families, or groups. We can organize a private departure and leave the trip open for more people to join. Please contact us if you would like to arrange your own departure and we will be happy to provide you with a quote based on your group's size and trip options.

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-high level of fitness

Mount Hector

Along the Icefields Parkway, just North of Lake Louise, this majestic peak was the second Canadian Rockies 11,000er to be climbed in 1895. Standing on the summit you will be following in the footsteps of some of the Canadian Rockies' most famous mountaineers: Charles Fay, Charles Thompson, and Philip Abbot.  Abbott wrote about the ascent in Appalachia "I have never seen anything which equaled the view from the summit of Mt. Hector, and I do not expect to see anything which will excel it...There was nothing visible but the unbroken wilderness of ice and snow and crag, an ocean without shores whose waves were mountain ranges."  During this trip you'll enjoy a slightly more modern view of the breathtaking peaks, valleys, and icefields that surround you.

 

Program Agenda

Day 1: We will meet all guests at our office in Canmore at 7:00am MST on the first day.  We will check and issue gear and food and then head to the trailhead 19 km north on the Icefields Parkway, north of Lake Louise.  The approach to our base camp will take us through creek beds, woods and into the open slopes before hitting our camp just before the peaks' North Glacier. 

Day 2: We'll rope up as we head over the heavily crevassed glacier and continue the steady climb towards the peak. Several switchbacks up the steep snow slopes followed by a short scramble through the rocks lead us to the summit.  Before descending we'll take in the expansive views of the Wapta and Waputik Icefields.  Once we return to base camp, we'll pack up and continue our descent, heading back the way we came with memories of another successful adventure.