Mt. Assiniboine

  • Description

    Mt. Assiniboine- the Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies! It is also a member of the illustrious 11’000ers of the Canadian Rockies group. This beautiful peak with the North Ridge (AD 5.5) being the commonly guided ascent/descent route. Accommodation is at the R.C. Hind Hut (2697m/8,850ft), which is perfectly situated near the base of the N. Ridge. The best time to plan a trip up Mt. Assiniboine is between mid-July to mid-September when the ridge is mostly dry and free of snow and ice. Like all alpine trips in the Canadian Rockies, mountain weather can change quickly so guests must be well prepared for all conditions when planning an ascent (we’ll help you with this!). Trip length ranges between 3-5 days with the the summit day lasting roughly 8-12hrs from the Hind hut. Please feel free to contact if you’d like to inquire about this trip or if you have some questions.

  • Grade

    5.5
  • Duration

    3-5 days
  • Aspect

    N
  • Length

    11'870 / 3618m

  • Max Guiding Ratio

    2:1
  • Directions

    Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park. See approach options. 1) Helicopter from Canmore (<3km drive) or Mt. Shark helipad (46km/75min one-way drive fr. Canmore); 2) BC approach (181km/3hr one-way drive fr. Canmore); 3) Sunshine Ski Resort (47km/35min drive fr. Canmore).
  • Approach

    There are 2 main approach options for climbing Mt. Assiniboine and they are: 1) Helicopter into Assiniboine Lodge on select days from Canmore (recommended) or Mt. Shark parking lot, and then hike up to the Hind Hut; 2) BC approach which is 10.5km hike with a 1360m elevation gain to Hind Hut; 3) Hike in from Sunshine Ski Resort which is beautiful and a worthwhile backpacking trip but it is not recommended as a realistic approach for climbing Mt. Assiniboine. 

  • Descent

    Retrace your steps with a series of rappels/lowers and short-roping back down the ridge. 

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