Mt Robson

Types: 10 Tallest Project, Alpine, Climbing and Mountaineering, Expeditions, Summer

Region: Canadian Rockies

Mt Robson

As part of our 10 Tallest Project, we’re going to visit Mt. Robson a few times over the next few years. As the highest point in the Canadian Rockies it ranks #4 on the highest points in BC but is definitely one of the more challenging peaks on the list.

Mt Robson

The mighty Mt Robson is the king of the Canadian Rockies and one of Canada's most beautiful and highly sought-after peaks. The 12,972 foot summit of rock and snow towers above the parking lot like no other mountain in Canada. Mt Robson is also one of Canada's more challenging peaks. As a result it sees, at most, just a few summits every year. And like the great mountains of the world, Mt. Robson makes its own weather and poses significant challenges to even the most experienced mountaineer. Of course that just adds to the mystique of the mountain and the thrill of the summit.

As one of the most stunningly beautiful mountainous areas in Canada, Mt. Robson Provincial Park and it's namesake peak can rival even the Himalayan giants when it comes to rugged beauty. Truly a must-do summit.

We typically run a trip or two to climb Mt. Robson every summer so if it's on your list be sure to let us know! We have a few different types of Robson trips from 3 days to 7 days, both with and without helicopter support/access. Of course the most popular is the 5-day trip as it's long enough to allow a day for weather or one of the other amazing peaks in the area such as Mount Resplendent or Helmet Peak.

The Ten Tallest Project:

What is the 10 Tallest Project? It's a goal we have of being the first to Climb or Ski the 10 highest peaks in BC. Some are easy to reach and not overly technical while others are quite involved and seldom climbed. But each and every peak is worthy! The plan is to offer trips on a few of these amazing peaks every year until we’ve done them all! For more information on the 10 Tallest Project can be found here.

Upcoming Departures:

Robson 7-Day

7 Days
StatusAvailable
Group Size1
Pricing
  • 1 Guest: $4,549.00
Notes We are currently only offering 1:1 ratio for this trip.

Robson 5-Day

5 Days
StatusUnavailable
Group Size2
Guide
Pricing
  • Per person, 2 guests: $1,849.00
  • 1 Guest: $2,349.00
Notes BC Parks is not Currently Allowing Helicopter Flights into the area.

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

5-Day Trip with heli-assist:

  • Pre-trip Meeting: Participants will meet the guide(s) at 4pm in Jasper for a final gear check. We will go over last minute changes (weather, avalanche & flying conditions) and logistic for the following day(s). We will also sign a liability waiver.
  • Day 1: Depending on weather conditions, we will drive to Valemount BC and fly early in the morning to the Rearguard Meadows or the Extinguisher Tower. We will then ascent for 5 to 7 hours to reach our first camp.
  • Day 2: We will continue ascending to the Dome camp or as high as conditions and fitness allow.
  • Day 3: Weather and conditions permitting, first summit attempt via the Kain Face. This is a big day (14-16hr return) involving nearly 1000m of vertical ascent.
  • Day 4: Second possible summit attempt. If already successful, we can attempt other nearby peak like Mount Resplendent or Helmet Peak.
  • Day 5: After breaking down camp, we will descent down to glacier to Extinguisher Camp area and fly out.

7-Day Trip:

  • Pre-trip Meeting: Participants will meet the guide(s) at 4pm in Jasper for a final gear check. We will go over last minute changes (weather, avalanche & flying conditions) and logistic for the following day(s). We will also sign a liability waiver.
  • Day 1: Meet at Mount Robson Provincial Park and mountain bike to Kinney Lake. After that we hike the rest of the way into Berg Lake or Rearguard Campground. A total of 21-22 Kms (7Km biking) and a gain of 850m.
  • Day 2: Ascend the Robson Glacier to the Dome Camp. Note: Can also approach directly via. Pattison Spur: 8Km, 2000m.
  • Day 3: Rest day, you earned it! We will review glacier travel, crevasse rescue and self arrest skills in preparation for summit day.
  • Day 4: First summit attempt. This is a big day (14-16hr return) involving nearly 1000m of vertical ascent.
  • Day 5: Second possible summit attempt. If already successful, we can start heading out or look at other nearby peaks like Mount Resplendent or Helmet Peak.
  • Day 6: Start hiking out.
  • Day 7: Hike rest of the way out and drive home.
Mt Robson
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Highlights

  • Highest peak in Canadian Rockies
Types 10 Tallest Project, Alpine, Climbing and Mountaineering, Expeditions, Summer
Region Canadian Rockies
Season July & August
Prices From $1,849.00

Difficulty: Difficulty: Advanced Advanced

What's Included

  • Pre-trip planning & support
  • ACMG/IFMGA Certified Guide
  • Park Fees
  • Group safety equipment
  • Black Sheep Adventure Sports hat

What's Not Included

  • Personal equipment
  • Meals
  • Transportation to/from Jasper
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Accommodation in Jasper
  • Trip cancellation, travel & medical insurance
  • Extra days due to weather

Prerequisites

This is an intermediate to advanced mountaineering program on broken glaciers and mixed snow & ice terrain to 55 degrees. Previous mountaineering experience on snow & ice, carrying big overnight packs and a high fitness level are mandatory. Previous technical climbing and high altitude mountaineering are an asset.

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