Description:

Enjoy the comforts of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Asulkan Cabin as a base for your introduction to glacier travel and basic mountaineering.  The Asulkan Glacier and its surrounding peaks offer excellent alpine objectives for the aspiring mountaineer along with spectacular views of all the iconic peaks in Rogers Pass.

Is This For You?

Basic hiking experience and a moderate level of fitness are all you need for this trip.  The trip objectives will be custom fit to your pace and the proximity of nearby glaciers and summits will accommodate a variety of experience levels.

Maximum guest to guide ratio is 5:1

Dates:

June through to late September.

Please use the Contact Form to inquire about the availability of specific dates and prices.

Itinerary:

Meet at the Illecillewaet Campground where we begin hiking at about 8:30am.  A 4-5 hour hike will get us to the Asulkan Cabin which can be supplied with food and gear by our porters.  The afternoon will be spent getting familiarized with crampons, ice axe, harness and basic rope techniques.  After a comfortable night at the cabin the second day has a variety of options, including the summit of Young’s Peak and a traverse of the Asulkan Glacier.  Another night at the cabin will set us up for the third day which can include the summit of Mounts Castor, Pollux and Leda before we pack up and hike back to the highway in the afternoon.

Equipment:

Provided by RPMA:

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • 2 Locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Sling
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ice axe
  • All shared climbing equipment
  • First aid kit
  • All emergency rescue, communications and navigation equipment.
  • Hiking pole, if requested
  • Food, if requested

Cooking/eating gear and sleeping pads are provided by the ACC at the Asulkan Cabin.

Required by you:

  • Broken-in mountaineering boots or sturdy hiking boots
  • Day pack (minimum 30L)
  • Hiking pole (optional, can be provided by RPMA)
  • Hiking pants (shorts not recommended)
  • Long underwear
  • Upper base layer
  • Fleece sweater or down jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Thin gloves
  • Thick, warm gloves
  • Toque/warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal blister kit
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated minimum -5C)
  • Water bottle (minimum 1 litre)
  • Camera

Waiver:

Click here to see the mandatory release of liability waiver and medical information sheet. This will have to be read, filled in and signed prior to trip commencement. We will provide printed copies.

To Book:

To make a booking or request information including prices and availability, please use the Contact Form and specify the following: the trip you’re interested in, the number in your party and the dates you’re looking for.

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