Dates and Prices
Cost: $855 CDN
Includes guides, Park fees, 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.
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 one of our most strenuous 11,000'er programs. Participants must have a high level of aerobic fitness and be able to carry a full backpack over moderate trails.
Previous backpacking experience is required. Much of the travel will be over steep and broken ground and involves significant elevation gain and loss. In addition to regular backpacking gear we will be carrying some mountaineering gear. By keeping personal gear light, pack weights need not exceed 20kg (44lbs) on the 1st and 3rd days. On the summit day we will be carrying light day packs weighing approximately 10kg (22lbs) with mountaineering equipment, food, and some personal gear.
Prior mountaineering experience is advised though not essential. Individuals with the pre-requisite fitness will be taught the necessary basic skills by our guides during the trip.
Mt Joffre combines the remote feel of an expedition peak with some of the most stunning scenery that the Canadian Rockies has to offer! This peak dominates the skyline in Kananaskis Country, a wilderness area less visited than the Mountain National Parks, but considered a hidden treasure to those of us who live and explore the Canadian Rockies. This peak brings together all the fantastic aspects of a great expedition: challenging days, alpine glow on early morning summit starts, stunning panoramas of quintessential alpine scenery, and great company. Designed as a peak-bagging trip, this program is suitable for beginner mountaineers, or fit, experienced backpackers who wish to climb their first glaciated peak.