Rogers Pass


In the heart of British Columbia 2.5 hours west of Banff lies the scenic and historic Rogers Pass, the highest point on the Trans Canada highway. Rogers Pass is characterized by tower peaks and ridges of stunning quartzite rising up 6000′ above the highway. We offer individual peak ascent, 6 day programs as well as custom trips to this world class mountaineering destination.

Who for

Fit hikers with rock climbing experience.

What’s included

Guides fee, Group equipment, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Hut fees
What is not included: Personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet), Travel to Golden BC,


July through mid September


$2500 per person 1:1 (guide : guest)

$1500 per person 1:2


If you have a peak or a trip in mind we can accommodate. Anything, anytime! Contact us to discuss more options for climbing at Rogers Pass.

Day 1: Travel to Rogers Pass early in the morning. Hike up to to the Hermit Meadow camp within striking distance of Mount Tupper and Mount Rogers

Day 2: Ascent of Rogers Peak. Either by the steep snow south face or the rock SW ridge.

Day 3: Tupper! Very classic scrambling and climbing to 5.5 up this airy quartzite ridge. Back down the valley to hotel.

Day 4: Hike up the Illecilewat valley to the base of Mount Sir Donald the centerpiece of the valley.

Day 5: Ascent of Sir Donald: This peak rivals any rock ridge route in the world! Likened to the famous Matterhorn in Switzerland but so much nicer!!!! a full day of climbing on impeccable rock to and unforgettable summit.

Day 6: Options: Either have a sleep in and hike down or an early rise to make an ascent of sir Donaldʼs neighbor Mount Uto. Same amazing rock and fun climbing. Back
down to valley.


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 with snow seal or equivalent
  • Hut slippers/flip flops
  • Sleeping bag – good to approx. -5 or -10 degrees Celsius (Work best: hut will well above 0c)
  • Backpack – 60-80 liters capacity, big enough to hold all gear for the trip plus some extra communal gear
  • Summit / Day-pack – 15-40 liters capacity (optional your big backpack can also work as a Summit pack)
  • Outer layer jacket with hood – Gore-Tex style
  • Light weight 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 pairs)
  • Toque/warm hat – wool or fleece (1)
  • Sunglasses – 1005 UV block (1pr)
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Headlamp with new battaries
  • Misc. personal items (camera, journal, etc.)
  • Sunscreen – minimum spf30
  • Water bottles/hydration system – minimum 1 liters
  • Walking pole(s) – Optional for log hikes

 Communal and Technical equipment / Hut Supplies:

  • (Supplied by AMG if required):
  • Compass and map
  • GPS
  • First Aid Kit
  • Ice ax and technical climbing tool
  • Climbing harness – seat harness only
  • Helmet
  • 3 locking carabineers
  • 1 belay device
  • Rope rescue cord / webbing
  • Crampons – adjusted to your boots (1 pair)
  • Ice Axe
  • Gaiters (1 pair)
  • Small “thermos” for hot drinks (optional)
  • Knife – Swiss army style
  • 1st aid (blister kit, toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, medications, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Dish soap
  • Pots and Pans
  • Cutlery
  • Cups and Bowls
  • Barbeque
  • 5 inch foam beads
  • In hut Library
  • Games and cards
  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Binoculars
  • Gas lanterns
  • Magical views and sunsets

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.