Dates and Prices
Alpine Classics Barry Blanchard
Alpine Classics Barry Blanchard - 4 day
Seven-day program: $3225 CDN Includes guiding, hut fees, out trip meals, porters and use of technical equipment.
Four-day program: $1995 CDN - Join us for the first four days of this program. Includes guiding, hut fees, lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 4, porters and use of technical equipment.
Not included: Pre and Post program accommodation, personal hiking equipment, 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.
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 rock 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.
I'm so happy to say that after a couple of successful Alpine Classics with Barry Blanchard (that's me) in the Lake Louise group, my core group of returning clients have asked 'may we go to the Bugaboos please?' Of course! So it is my pleasure to announce that we will stage our 2013 program in the Bugs, one of the finest climbing venues in the world. We'll base ourselves out of the Conrad Kain Hut with some of the following objectives on our hit list:
Pigeon Spire: West Ridge (the best 5.4 route in North America!)
Bugaboos Spire: Kain Route (5.7), N.E. Ridge (5.8)
Snowpatch Spire: S.E. Corner (very long 5.7), S.W Corner (classic 5.0), Krauss-McCarthy (5.8), plus many other good routes
Crescent Spires: Lions Way (5.6), McTech Arete (5.10), Between the Ears (5.7)
There are also several other less known routes offering great climbing at different levels.
In addition to the incredible rock climbing, there are splendid mountaineering routes that don't require more than a novice level of rock climbing and scrambling.
Come on out and join our happy crew!
Yamnuska Mountain Adventures