Mt. Assiniboine 3618 metersMt. Assiniboine 3618 meters

The Matterhorn of the Rockies lies 60 km south of Canmore, Alberta. This majestic peak is the highest mountain in Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park. It takes three days to climb and the cost will be based on a 3 or 4 day excursion. Four days gives an extra day for bad weather.

A beautiful 8-minute helicopter flight from Mt. Shark takes you to Assiniboine Lodge. Or we can  approach from the south.  A 2.5 hour drive from Canmore to the parking lot, and a 6 to 7 hours hike to The Hind Hut.

Helicopter access:

The helicopter pad is at Mt. Shark in Kananaskis, a one-hour drive south of Canmore.

Seasons:  

July to September

Difficulty:

Mainly a scramble with two short steeper sections of 5.5 climbing. In dry conditions the climbing is relatively easy, but if it is covered in snow the difficulty increases dramatically. 

Number of clients to one Guide: 1:1

Hind Hut:

A 4 hour climb takes us from the lodge to the Hind Hut which is perched high on a cliff below the mountain The access is by climbing a steep headwall on narrow and exposed ledges call the Gmoser’s Highway. The Alpine Club of Canada built the Hut in 1971. The hut is a one room pre-fabricated arch-style building which sleeps 12-15 climbers.

Package Includes:

• Meals prepared by Backcountry Bistro-Kelly Mager

• Return Helicopter flight (optional)

• Lodging at the Hind Hut

• Technical equipment

• Guiding by an ACMG/UIAGM Mountain Guide

 

Cost and Dates: Please Enquire

ph: (403) 609-5580       cell: (403) 609-1074    email: marco@greatdividemountaineering.com