Mount Robson Kain Face

The Big One

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 is one of Canada's more challenging summits; it sees at most a few summits per year. Like the great mountains of the world Mt. Robson makes its 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 globally, it rivals even the Himalayan Mountains' great peaks. Mt Robson is a “must-do” proud summit and the king of the Canadian Rockies.


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The Goods

Length: 5 to 7 Days

Starting point: Valemount, BC.

Summit Elevation: 3950M (12972ft)

Season: July 1 - September 15

Max. Guest to Guide Ratio: 2:1

Style of Climbing: Steep snow and ice

Cost: Starting $650/day

Book a Custom Trip

5 day trip $2350

One climber

5 day trip $1875 / pp

Two climbers

7 day trip $4550

One climber

7 day trip $2625 / pp

Two climbers

Custom Date & Duration

Custom dates, duration, and itineraries avalable upon request


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What's Included

What's included

  • Guide’s fees
  • Group equipment
  • Photos of the climb 
  • Personal climbing gear (not boots)
Not Included

Not included

  • Park fees*
  • Food*
  • Sleeping bag, mat, tent
  • Pre and post valley accommodation
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Transportation to Valemount BC
  • A helicopter flight is applicable

*Altus may arrange at additional cost

Gear list

Gear list

Personal Gear

  • Boots – full-leather, They should be well broken-in and waterproofed with snow seal or similar
  • Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius
  • Sleeping pad – Therm-a-rest style or closed-cell foam
  • Backpack – 40-80 litre capacity
  • Summit-pack – 20-40 litre capacity (Optional)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight outer layer waterproof pants – Gore-Tex style
  • Lightweight thermal layers – top & bottom, Polypro, Icebreaker, etc.
  • Climbing/hiking pants – nylon, fleece, Schoeller, etc. (1 pair)
  • Gloves (medium weight) – wool or poly-pro (2 pair)
  • Waterproof gloves or mitts (gloves work best) (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 –  UV block  with good eye coverage (1pr)
  • Ski goggles
  • Headlamp with new batteries
  • Personal 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf45
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 litres
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional but helpful for the approach/descent
  • Gaiters (1 pair) – Optional if built-in paint gaiters or boot gaiters

Communal equipment: (supplied by Altus if required)

  • Lightweight 2 or 3 person tent
  • Single burner stove and fuel
  • Cooking sets (2 pots per 3 people)
  • Personal eating utensils – cup, bowl, spoon
  • Compass and map
  • GPS

Technical equipment (supplied by Altus if required)

  • Ice axe and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only
  • Helmet
  • 3 locking carabineers
  • 1 belay device
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • Tape / Repair kit

Is this for you?

  • Previous Mountaineering experience
  • Have top-roped 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 10 hours
  • Camping experience
Booking Policy

Booking Policy

Please take a moment to read and understand our policies before booking! Booking, payment, cancellation and weather policies, as well as FAQ, may be found here.


Seven-day trip

Day 1: Meet at Mount Robson park and start mountain biking to Kinney Lake. Hike the rest of the way to Berg Lake Campground. 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 weather

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

Day 7: Summit day /Fly-out / Drive home

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




Five Day Trip

Day 1: Meet at Mount 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 Mount Robson, climbing Mt. Resplendent is a plan B. Possible Summit day

Day 4: Summit Day

Day 5: Summit day and or Fly out.

The Objective

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
The Dome on Mt. Robson Kain Face Route

Still Have Questions or Concerns?

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or requests on how we can make this the best trip ever!!!

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.