Grade: Beginner to Advanced
Season: May- October
Time: 2-6 days
Ratio: Depends on difficulty
Accommodation: Car Camping or the Columbia Icefields Hotel
Athabasca and the Columbia Icefields region offer some of the most accessible alpine climbing and mountaineering in Canada. Not to mention the scenery! Ranging from technically simple glacier walks to icy north faces the area is suitable from beginners to advanced alpinists. The main character of the region is glaciated approaches to snow or ice faces. Trips can vary from a basic introduction to mountain skills to demanding north face ice climbs.
Below is a list of climbs in the region graded from beginner to strong intermediate.
Beginner: A2, Athabasca North Glacier or AA Col, Mt. Wilcox, Boundary Peak
Intermediate: Athabasca - Silverhorn, Andromeda – Skyladder; Andromeda – N. Face
Strong Intermediate: Athabasca: North Ridge, North Face “Bypass”, North Face, Andromeda: Photo Finish, West Shoulder, “Practice Gullies”