Abbott, Afton, Rampart, Dome, Castor, Pollux and Leda peaks comprise the Rogers Pass High Traverse, also known as “the sidewalk in the sky”.  As we climb over these 7 summits and across three kilometers of fine Rogers Pass quartzite we can take in the breathtaking views of the striking peaks and enormous glaciers surrounding us on all sides.  After a full day we will be able to relax in comfort at two different alpine huts located high in the alpine.

 Is This For You?

A strong hiker with good fitness and some basic climbing experience will enjoy this trip.  Most of the traverse consists of exposed scrambling with sections of technical climbing up to 5.4.  Expect to be moving for up to 9 hours a day on trails, rock ridges and lower angled glacier terrain.

Maximum guest to guide ratio is 2:1


July through to late September

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


We meet at the Illecillewaet Campground where we begin hiking at about 7am.  After a full day of hiking and climbing we will arrive at the Sapphire Col Hut where we will spend our first night.  Our second day will be approximately 6 hours long and set us up for the night at the Asulkan Hut.  The final day is a gentle 2-4 hour hike out to the Illecillewaet Campground with an optional ascent of Young’s Peak to complete the full traverse.


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.
  • Cooking and eating gear
  • Sleeping pad
  • 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


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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