Dates and Prices
Cost: $2200 CDN
Trip cost includes certified guide, out trip meals, group camping and technical mountaineering equipment, park entry and wilderness passes. You will need to bring adequate clothing and equipment for a backcountry expedition. GST is extra.
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
More training & skiing: Yamnuska Guides and Instructors are also available for private training and climbing after the program.
Is it for you?
This is a challenging trip for mountaineers who have minimal camping experience and are in good hiking shape. Expect expedition weight packs of up to 55 pounds. There will be multiple days of travelling over 10 km with elevation gains of up to 900 meters. Mountaineers on this trip should have previous glacier travel experience as well as intermediate snow, ice and rock climbing skills. This trip is not suitable for beginners.
Understanding the prerequisites should help with your training throughout the summer. In terms of technical skills in relation to Yamnuska courses, we recommend a minimum of Intro to Mountaineering and one of our intermediate guided peak ascent programs (Yoho Peaks or Lake Louise Classics) before joining us for this expedition. You should also have a good level of fitness and be prepared for 5 continuous days of travel in the mountains with a heavy pack. Please review the itinerary section and be both physically and mentally prepared for the trip.
At 3,612m (11,851 ft) Mt Forbes is the 5th highest peak in Alberta and is the highest peak completely in Banff National Park. With its remote position on the continental divide, Mt Forbes is a true alpine climbing expedition. For budding mountaineers and aspiring alpinists, this is a perfect opportunity to develop your expedition skills and climb this great summit. In addition to gaining valuable field skills, during this program you will spend a day with our experienced guides doing all pre-expedition planning and logistics.
This trip is an excellent choice for adventurers looking to learn the skills involved in successfully planning and completing mountaineering expeditions.