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.
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
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.
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.
Previous Mountaineering experience
Have top-roped 5.6 as a minimum
Fitness to be moving for a minimum of 10 hours
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.
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)
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
Technical equipment (supplied by Altus if required)
Ice axe and technical climbing tool
Climbing harness – seat harness only
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
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