As part of our 10 Tallest Project, we’re headed to Mt. Assiniboine this summer.
On a clear day the iconic Mt. Assiniboine is visible from all over the SE corner of BC as it towers over the adjacent peaks. Reminiscent of the Matterhorn, the majestic peak doesn’t offer an easy scramble to the top! The most common route is up the North Ridge. This 3,000ft feature is steep and intimidating but not too technically difficult at a grade of 5.5. Initially, you ascend a series of gullies with short rock bands to reach the ridge crest. This is followed to the infamous ‘Red Band’. Once there you will be climbing fifth class rock for a few hundred feet to reach the corniced summit. The view from the summit absolutely breathtaking on a clear day.
What is the 10 Tallest Project? Well, technically it’s BC’s 10 Tallest really and the idea is exactly what it sounds like: Climb the 10 highest peaks in BC. Some are easy to reach and not overly difficult while others are quite involved and seldom climbed. Each year, for the next little while, we’ll be offering trips to a few of these peaks.
For more information on the 10 Tallest Project can be found here.
The weather and conditions will have a direct effect on our exact itinerary and of course we can’t promise blue skies. However, having a little flexibility in your schedule can really help. Regardless, we’re going to have a great time!
– Day 1: Meet for dinner in Canmore
– Day 2: Fly into the Park & climb up to the Hind Hut
– Day 3: Summit Day!
– Day 4: Pack-up and climb down to Assiniboine Lodge for a flight out
Some experience scrambling or climbing in boots is an asset. Summit day will be about 12-15 hours requiring a decent level of fitness.
A full-time Mountaineering, Climbing & Skiing Guide Monte calls Squamish, BC home. After graduating university with an engineering degree, he found he wasn’t satisfied only chasing his passion for the mountains on weekends and evenings. This led him away from working behind a desk into a life of guiding, climbing and skiing. In the summer he can be found guiding anything from remote mountain peaks to warm sun kissed rock across BC and Alberta. In the winter Monte splits his time between heli-skiing in Bella Coola and ski touring in Japan, the Coast Range and any other cool places he can find some powder.
- Pre-trip planning & support
- ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide
- Breakfasts & Dinners while in the field
- Group safety equipment
- Hut fees
- Helicopter flight in & out of the park
- Personal equipment (some rentals are available)
- Lunches & Snacks
- Transportation to/from Canmore
- Accommodation in Canmore
- Trip cancellation, travel & medical insurance
- Personal equipment (sleeping bag, etc.)
- Extra days due to weather
- A $250 deposit is due upon booking
- The final payment due 60 days prior to the trip
- Trips subject to 5% GST
- We highly recommend Travel & Medical insurance
- Be sure to look over our Booking Policies
- Participants will be required to sign a Waiver