Mt. Robson is the tallest peak in the ‘Canadian’ Rockies. The climbing season for Robson is typically mid Aug to early Sept. There are several routes to the summit but the one I will be describing is the Kain Face. There are a few different options for flying in. Common landings on the mountain are Berg Lake, The Extinguisher Tower, or the Dome. A flight into the Dome can shorten the trip to a minimum of 3 days. A flight into the Extinguisher Tower or Berg Lake shortens the trip to a minimum of 5 days and hiking in from the trailhead is a minimum 7 day trip. I require that we have developed a climbing relationship prior to attempting Mt Robson. The ideal guiding ratio for this peak is 2 guests : 2guides. Depending on conditions, travel efficiency can be greatly increased by having a 1:1 ratio for the technical climbing and having 4 people on a rope for the glacier travel.
Equipment list for overnight alpine rock climbing
- Overnight pack large enough for spare clothing, 3 days food, climbing equipment, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and some toiletries. (60 litres)
- 3 days of food (inquire about catered trips.)
- Sleeping bag good to -5 Celsius.
- Thermarest or sleeping pad
- Cup, bowl and spoon
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
- Rain gear
- Clothing suitable for the weather (long pants help protect the knees while climbing)
- Lightweight mountaineering boots.
- Collapsible trekking pole
- I can provide a harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe and all technical climbing equipment
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