Mount Athabasca Climbing
|GPS:||52.176, -117.248 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||5,841 total · 64/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor-B. on Dec 5, 2010|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Getting weather forecast...
Access Issue: Ice Field Snocoaches gate Details
The Ice Field Snocoaches gate is closed during buisness hours, but the gate is open in the wee hours. This allows for a alpine start, but you may have to wait for a bus to open the gate to get out during the day.
Mt. Athabasca is on the Ice Field Park Way and one of the most popular peaks in the Canadian Rockies because of the easy access. This area gets its fair share of bad weather from the Colombia Ice Field. This peak has it all from moderate glacier routes, alpine ice headwalls, mixed limestone routes and good skiing.
Getting There [Edit]
Mt. Athabasca is located on the Ice Field Park Way on Sunwapta Pass at the big visitor center. During the wee hours you can drive 2km past the gate to a parking lot. Follow a well worn trail winter or summer up the moraines on the west side of the creek to the glacier.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Athabasca
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Days w Precip
Prime Climbing Season