Mt. Tupper

  • Description

    The West ridge of Mt. Tupper is truly one of our favourite peaks to guide. The inspiring position amongst the beauty of the surrounding Rogers Pass mountains and the fun climbing with good rock are the main parts of why we love this peak so much and why we love sharing it with our guests. A typical trip up to Mt. Tupper ranges between 3-5 days, depending on how long you want to stay and how may other peaks you want to tackle. Trips up to the Tupper area can be objective based but can also be educational based since it is also a great place to run mountaineering intro camps with the nearby Swiss glacier to practice glacial travel, learn crevasse rescue, and more. The Hermit Meadows campsite will be our base for the duration of the trip and is where we’ll set up our tents, which also comes with facilities like an open outhouse and secure food storage containers. Below we’ll detail some of the commonly guided objectives based out of the Hermit Meadows backcountry campground.

    • Mt. Tupper (2804m)- West ridge (PD, 5.3 to 5.6), East ridge (D, 5.6 to 5.7)
    • Mt. Rogers (3169m)- Swiss Glacier to Rogers col. (F, 4th)
    • Swiss Peaks Traverse (3167m)-  Grant/Fleming/Swiss/Truda (PD, 4th)
    • Mt. Hermit (3050m)- West ridge (PD, 5.0), SE ridge (F, 4th (5.5))
    • Mt. Sifton (2922m)- SW ridge (PD, 5.0), SE ridge (F, 4th)
  • Grade

    5.6
  • Duration

    3-5 days
  • Aspect

    W
  • Length

    9'197 / 2804m

  • Max Guiding Ratio

    2:1
  • Directions

    From Canmore, drive roughy 237km west on Hwy. 1 to the Hermit Meadows trailhead parking lot. (Approx. 3hrs)
  • Approach

    Use the Hermit Meadows approach which is a steep hiking trail that gains 770m over 2.8km. (Approx. 3hrs.)

  • Descent

    Guests should be comfortable with exposure, descending loose rock/snow/ice terrain, and lowering/rappelling over cliffs.

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