Mt Robson


DESCRIPTION

Mt Robson Canada is one of the most beautiful and most sought after peaks in the Canadian Rockies. From the parking lot of Mt Robson the 12,972 feet of rock and snow towers above like no other mountain in Canada. Mt. Robson being one of the more challenging summits in Canada, it sees at most a few summits per year. Like the great mountains of the world Mt. Robson makes it own weather and poses many challenges to even the most experienced mountaineer. With all these challenges, being in a park and in one of the most stunning places in the world, it rivals even the great peaks of the Himalayan Mountains. Mt Robson is a “must do” proud summit and the king of the Canadian Rockies.

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WHO FOR

Fit Mountaineers

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Guides fee, Group equipment, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, camp fees

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Personal climbing gear (boots, harness, helmet), tents, Travel to Mt Robson Park BC, (Optional heli trip to Robson Glacier)

DATES

June to mid September

PRICE

(Contact us for custom dates, itinerary, and prices.)

7 day

$4500 per person 1:1 (guide : guest)

$2925 per person 1:2

5 DAY

$3250 per person 1:1 (guide : guest)

$2075 per person 1:2

Max guest to guide ratio for Mt Robson is 1:2

Optional heli trip to Robson Glacier currently ranges between $1350 and $1750 Cdn one-way for up to 2 passengers. The option of flying in with all the heavy food and hiking out is a good way to save costs.

With a flight in a 5 day trip would still give you time to summit.

An extra $600 per day per guide rate will be applied for extra days on the mountain.

ITINERARY

Start dates can be tailored to meet your needs.

7 Day trip:

Day 1: Meet at Mt. Robson park and start mountain biking to Kinney Lake. Hike rest of way to Berg Lake Camp ground. Total 21km. 7km of Biking. Gain 820m / 2750 ft

Day 2: Hike 14km gain 1400m / 4500 ft

Day 3: Rest Day / Snow travel self arrest crevasse rescue day / Summit day

Day 4: Summit Day

Day 5: Summit day option if poor wx

Day 6: Summit day / Hike out / Fly out / Drive home

Day 7: Summit day /Fly out / Drive home

Depending on weather will determine Summit day. Option of extending and flying out is a possibility. Trip in can be shortened with a flight in to the Dome or Robson Glacier.

Start Elevation: 2747 ft / 830m

Summit: 12988ft / 3959m

Gain: 10500 ft / 3200m, with the bits of up and down.

Down: 10500 /3200m feet

Distance to Summit: 35km.

Mt. Robson from the air, looking at the Kain Face.

Mt. Robson from the air, looking at the Kain Face.

Five Day Trip:

Day 1: Meet at Mt. Robson park and Fly to 10,000 feet to set up base camp. After camp is set up take a short hike to scope the route. Snow and Ice travel refresher for glacier travel.

Day 2: Possible Summit day

Day 3: If poor weather is on the top of Mt. Robson, climbing Mt. Resplendent is a plan B . Possible Summit day

Day 4: Summit Day

Day 5: Summit day and or Fly out.

MT Robson EQUIPMENT LIST

Please contact Altus Mountain Guides for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have.  Let us know what you need on the list before you purchase any gear.  We can lend you gear free of charge or can advise you on the best gear to purchase. 

Personal Gear:

  • Boots – full-leather or plastic mountaineering boots. If leather, they should be well broken-in and waterproofed
  • Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius
  • Sleeping pad – therma-rest style or closed-cell foam
  • Backpack – 60-80 liters capacity, big enough to hold all gear for the trip plus some extra communal gear
  • Summit-pack – 25-40 liters capacity (optional, your backpack can also work as a Summit pack)
  • Light weight hiking shoes or runners (1 pair optional for around camp and hike in)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
  • Gaiters (1 pair)
  • Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair)
  • Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best for rope handling and ice axe use) (2 pairs)
  • Warm parka/jacket – down, synthetic, fleece or pile (1)
  • Sweater or vest – wool, synthetic, fleece or down (1)
  • Socks – wool or synthetic blend (2-3 pairs)
  • Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)
  • Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr)
  • Ski goggles
  • Headlamp with extra set of batteries
  • Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon
  • Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.)
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf30
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liters
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent to and from base camp

Communal equipment:

  • Light weight 2 or 3 person tents (as necessary)
  • Single burner stoves and fuel (1 stove per 2-3 people)
  • Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people)
  • Compass and map (Supplied by AMG)
  • GPS (Supplied by AMG)
  • Satellite phone (Supplied by AMG)
  • Insect repellant (1 bottle for group)
  • First Aid Kit (Supplied by AMG)

Technical equipment:

  • (Supplied by AMG if required)
  • Ice ax and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only
  • Helmet
  • 3 locking carabineers
  • 1 belay device
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Harness

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.