Dates and Prices
Alpine Classics Barry Blanchard
Alpine Classics Barry Blanchard - 3 day
Seven-day program: $3495CDN Includes guiding, 5 hut fees, one night at the Kicking Horse Hostel in Golden, all meals except dinner on night 3 in Golden, technical equipment and wilderness passes.
Three-day program: $1695 CDN - Join us for the first three days of this program. Includes guiding, hut fees, lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 3, technical equipment and wilderness passes.
Not included: Pre and Post program accommodation, transportation, personal equipment, dinner on night 3 in Golden, Gratuities & taxes.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
This is a strenuous and demanding program involving lots of height gain, not only to the peaks but also to the huts. So you need to be in good shape as this program involves multiple days of alpine climbing. You should have at least basic rock and mountaineering experience. In the context of Yamnuska's program we suggest you have at least Snow and Ice Long Weekend or Intro to Mountaineering.
One week, two mountain ranges, two magic mountain huts. We’ll start with the Louise Group, in the Rockies, staying in the Neil Colgan Hut, the highest permanent, habitable structure in Canada, 2957 metres above sea level. The last time I was up there I watched a mountain goat walk under the deck not a metre and a half from where I stood drinking hot coffee and gazing across the ten peaks, a vista that got me pining for the old twenty dollar bill because it had a number of the famous “Valley of the Ten 10,000 foot Peaks” pictured, towering above Moraine Lake, on it. Three days, and hopefully two peaks, up there and then a night to enjoy the fine dining in Golden en route to the Asulkan Cabin in the Rogers Pass group of the Selkirk Mountains. Some of the classic mountaineering that birthed mountain climbing in Western Canada will be on our list. We’ll walk past the old cement foundations of the Glacier House, the destination for many a mountaineer in the late 1800s looking to be guided by one of the CPR’s resident Swiss Guides. On my last hike up the Asulkan in late summer the berries were ripe and we all got blue lips from gorging ourselves like grizzlies. My mountain, and wild berry, appetites are looking forward to a return! I hope to take you there.
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