All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Icefields Parkway > Mount Hector and Mount Andromache
North Glacier Route [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
|Type:||Snow, Alpine, Grade II|
|FA:||R.G Cairns, A.A McCoubrey, R. Neave 1933|
|Page Views:||524 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Taylor-B. on Dec 5, 2010|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
Description [Suggest Change]
The crux of this route may be the approach to the glacier. This area is very avi prone. Once at the toe of the glacier rope up and ascend up the low angle glacier. A short ice/snow headwall 40 degrees is encountered befor reaching a Col. From the Col scramble 3rd class rock for a few hundred feet to the summit. Rip the skins for a great ski run or slog it back to the road, 4-8hrs roundtrip.
Location [Suggest Change]
Park at Hector Creek on the Ice Fields Parkway, 17km north of the Trans Canadian HWY. You cant see the north Glacier from the road. Follow the creek through the woods up into the big avi prone bowl to the toe of the glacier.
Protection [Suggest Change]
Glacier kit, crampons, ice axe.