Looming over the Trans-Canada Highway on the eastern edge of Rogers Pass is the enormous North Face of Mount Macdonald.  It offers a number of high quality technical rock climbs, of which the Northwest Ridge Integral is the top of the list.  This is an exciting route in a breathtaking position that offers consistent and excellent climbing right to the summit.  If you’re looking for the ultimate technical challenge in Rogers Pass, Mount Macdonald is it.

Is This For You?

A high level of fitness as well as being comfortable climbing up to at least 5.9 are both a must.  This route is a serious undertaking and you should expect to be climbing and descending in technical alpine terrain for over 12 hours on summit day, as well as a strenuous half day approach involving a creek crossing, bushwacking and scree scrambling.

Maximum guest to guide ratio is 1:1


  • late June to September

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


Meet at the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre in the afternoon of day one.  A rough and bushy 3-4 hour hike will get us to our bivouac site.  Our camping gear and food can be brought up by porters and we will set up camp and prepare for summit day.  An early start on the second day will set us up for our summit attempt, leaving enough time to descend and hike back down to the highway in the evening.


Provided by RPMA:

  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • 2 Locking carabiners
  • Belay device
  • Sling
  • Crampons and mountaineering ice axe if necessary
  • All shared climbing equipment
  • First aid kit
  • All emergency rescue, communications and navigation equipment
  • Cooking and eating gear
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent
  • Hiking pole, if requested
  • Food, if requested

Required by you:

  • Broken-in mountaineering or hiking boots
  • Comfortable climbing shoes
  • 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 to get information about availability of dates and prices, 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.