Wedge Mountain Summit

Climb the Highest Peak in Garibaldi Park!

If you have ever visited Whistler, BC, you have certainly noticed the formidable peak that dominates Whistler's skyline: Wedge Mountain.  At 2904m, Wedge Mountain is the tallest peak in Garibaldi Park Provincial, which stretches from Squamish to the north of Whistler and is one of the best mountaineering objectives close to Whistler.  The most common Wedge Mountain climb is via the NE Ridge Route - a classic of steep snow and ridge climbing to a terrific summit.

The Goods

Length: 2 days

Starting point: Whistler, BC

Summit Elevation: 2904m, 9528ft

Season: June 1 - September 1

Max. Guide to Guest Ratio: 2:1

Style of Climbing: Steep snow and ice

Cost: Starting at $770 per person

What's Included

What's included

  • Guide’s fees
  • Group equipment 
  • Technical gear rentals (Harness, Helmet, Axe, Crampons)
  • Photos of the climb 
Not Included

Not included

  • Pre and post valley accommodation
  • Personal gear rental (ex. mountaineering boots, tent, sleeping bag/mat)
  • 4x4 Transportation to Trailhead (provided at an additional cost based on road conditions)
  • Food (catering available 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: 

  • 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:

  • 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

**May be supplied by Altus


Is this for you?

The number one question we get from our guests is, "am I ready?". 99.9% the answer is YES, our guide job is literally to push your ability. If you have some minimum climbing experience and eagerness for a day of adventure, we can make the day for you!

  • Previous rock climbing experience, in the gym or outside. 
  • Can top rope 5.6 as a minimum
  • Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 6 hours
  • Likes being outside
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.


Day 1: We take the classic hike starting at the Valley bottom to the Wedge Hut at Wedgemount Lake.

Day 2: Alpine start, ascending the Wedge Glacier and up its NE Ridge to Wedge's Summit with a Return to the valley later that day.


*Contact us for custom dates, duration and itinerary.








The Objective

Mount Wedge's Northeast face is a classic snow and ice route with climbing up to 45 degrees, a slew of technical crevasses, and a bergschrund to cross.

Elevation gain from parking: 1500m

Elevation gain on the glacier: 600m

Climb steepness: 45 - 55 degrees

Distance (one way): 10km



Wedge Mountain in the back
Wedge Mountain NE ridge

Scheduled Trips

July 7, 8$930

July 31, August 1$930

August 28, 29$930

Custom Dates All Summer

1 Participant (1:1) $1,430

2 Participants (2:1)$840 / person

Larger Groups or Durations


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Trip Photographer

Personal photographer to capture the trips epic moments.

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.