Mt. Assiniboine

Types: 10 Tallest Project, Alpine, Canada/North America, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer

Region: Canadian Rockies

Mt. Assiniboine

This 3 day trip into the beautiful Assiniboine Provincial Park is one of the most popular on the 10 Tallest project.

Mt. Assiniboine

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 of Mt. Assiniboine doesn’t offer an easy route top making the summit all that much more special!

The most common route is up Assiniboine is 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.

We typically approach the climb from the BC side which offers an amazing hike in and avoids the busier areas of the Park. However, we can also arrange for the more traditional approach via Mt. Shark if that option is preferable.

The Ten Tallest Project:

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.

Custom Dates Available

Just let us know what dates will work for you and we will put together a custom package.

Booking Notes:

Note: We only guide this route with a 1:1 ratio.

Fine Print:

  • A $500 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

Fly-In Option:

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

Hike-In Option:

– Day 1: Meet for dinner in Golden, BC
– Day 2: Hike into the Hind Hut
– Day 3: Summit Day!
– Day 4: Pack-up and hike back out to the Trailhead in BC.

Mt. Assiniboine


  • 10th Highest Peak in BC
  • Amazing Views
  • Iconic Peak
Types 10 Tallest Project, Alpine, Canada/North America, Climbing, Climbing and Mountaineering, Summer
Region Canadian Rockies
Season August
Prices From $2,599.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Intermediate Intermediate

Moderate fitness, Scrambling/climbing experience

What's Included

  • Pre-trip planning & support
  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide
  • Group safety equipment
  • Hut fees

What's Not Included

  • Personal equipment (some rentals are available)
  • Lunches & Snacks
  • Transportation to/from Golden or Canmore
  • Accommodation in Golden or Canmore
  • Helicopter Costs for both Guide & Guest
  • Trip cancellation, travel & medical insurance
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, etc.)
  • Extra days due to weather


Some experience scrambling or climbing in boots is an asset. Summit day will be about 12-15 hours requiring a decent level of fitness.

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