Description:

Hermit Meadows, a high alpine meadow with an established campground, sits in a bowl surrounded by rocky peaks and glaciers and is the perfect base for a few days of great alpine climbing.  Classic climbs include the West Ridge of Mount Tupper, the SE Ridge of Rogers Peak and the Swiss Peaks Traverse.  Hike up to the meadow, we’ll take care of the camp, then start early the following day to tackle Rogers and/or Swiss and Mount Tupper the next day.  Alpine climbing and mountaineering at its finest.

 Is This For You?

This trip involves pitches of technical alpine rock climbing up to 5.6 and snow/ice sections up to 45 degrees as well as glacier travel.  We recommend this trip for those who have had some climbing experience or are fit and adventurous scramblers keen to try alpine climbing.

Maximum guest to guide ratio of 2:1

Dates:

  • late June through to the end of September.

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

Itinerary:

Meet at the Hermit Meadows Parking Lot where we begin hiking at about 8:30am.  After approximately 3 hours we will arrive at the Hermit Meadows campground where we will base our trip.  Porters can be used to help bring up our gear and food.  The afternoon will be spent on a nearby scramble.  Our second day will include Rogers and Swiss Peaks.  The final day is Mt. Tupper and the hike out.

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.
  • Tent
  • Sleeping pad
  • Cooking and eating gear
  • Hiking pole, if requested
  • Food, if requested

Required by you:

  • Broken-in mountaineering 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 liter)
  • 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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