Grade: August 11-15, 2014
Includes: Guiding, breakfast & dinners, group equipment, helicopter
Robson is one of my favourite trips and always an adventure. Since my first ascent in 1977 I have summited the peak over 20 times and enjoyed every trip. It’s like going to the Himalaya without all the suffering! I have tried every approach permutation there is and conclude that the best option is to helicopter in to either Robson/Resplendent Col or the Dome. The Kain Face route is the normal line of ascent and with a bit of luck and good weather I have even squeezed in ascents of Resplendent and the Helmet. The Kain route has lots of involved glacier travel and 60 degree ice face climbing. It is a suitable trip for strong intermediate climbers looking for a remote “expedition” style climb.
If you live near sea level I recommend a “pre-Robson” training and acclimatization climb for the most fun and success on Robson. Please inquire if you are interested in other routes like the Fuhrer Ridge, North Face or the South Face.