Our Alpine Mountains

We take our alpine climbers on one of five different spectacular mountains.

Mount Athabasca

AA Col III Or Silver Horn III

Also known as the Athabasca – Andromeda Col, this is a classic mountaineering objective in the Canadian Rockies. It is the safest route to ascend up the mountain and reach its towering summit above the Columbia Ice Fields.

While working our way up the AA Col route, we will travel over moraines, glaciers, steep snow slopes and an amazing summit ridge with views right down the North Face of Mount Athabasca.

Who’s this trip for?
This trip is a great beginner alpine climb

  • We recommend you join us on a Crevasse Rescue Course first
  • Ages 16 and up with very good fitness
    • Good fitness is defined as the ability to climb long snow slopes 45 degrees with a 13.5kg backpack gaining over 1500m
  • Chevron down What to Expect
    • A Full day out in the Canadian Rockies (10.5km round trip)
    • All technical climbing gear provided
    • Traveling on glaciated terrain in an alpine environment
    • Reaching a summit elevation of 3491m (1500m gain)
    • Professional instruction on staying safe in an alpine environment
    • A friendly and professional guide with a thorough understanding of the area and current conditions
  • Chevron down Equipment
  • Individual
    Please bring:

    • Layers to stay warm in the early morning with Gore-Tex over layers (Check the gear list below and please let us know if you need any clothing or have any questions)
    • Lunch, snacks and fluids

    Group Gear (provided)

    • Helmets
    • Harnesses
    • Climbing hardware
    • Ropes
    • Emergency equipment
    • Backpacks
  • Chevron down Timeline
    • TBA – Meeting with your guide
      Meet guide and sign waivers, safety briefing. Please have all your clothing and lunch with you and be ready to roll!
    • TBA – Arrive at trailhead
      Gear up and hike to the base of the route.
    • TBA – Arrive back in the town of Jasper
      Debrief and say goodbye until the next time.
  • Chevron down Gear List
  • Clothing

    • Wool or synthetic socks
    • Base layer top – synthetic, wool or silk
    • Base layer bottoms – synthetic, wool or silk
    • Mid-insulation layer top – pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
    • Mid-insulation layer bottom – pile pants or multipurpose pants
    • Light wind shell – windproof, water-resistant layer for high aerobic work
    • Weather layer top – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
    • Weather layer pants – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
    • Warm outer jacket – down or synthetic
    • Toque – wool or synthetic
    • Brimmed cap – preferably wool or synthetic but cotton will do if other unavailable
    • Face warmer – scarf, neck tube, face mask
    • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
    • Insulated gloves or mitts – wool or synthetic, w/weatherproof outer shell
    • Gaiters
    • Handkerchief

    Personal Equipment

    • Warm single or double boots
    • Pack
    • Sunglasses
    • Goggles
    • Sun and lip cream
    • Insulated water bottle or thermos
    • Headlamp
    • Lunch
    • Blister kit
    • Pocket knife
    • Camera – optional

    Snow Safety Equipment

    Provided by Rockaboo is required

    • Avalanche beacon
    • Shovel
    • Probe

    Climbing Equipment

    Please note Rockaboo will provide this equipment, but if you would like to bring your own gear, here’s what you need:

    • Helmet
    • Harness
    • Ice axe (min. 50cm)
    • Locking carabiner
    • Belay device
    • Crampons
    • Extra picks and tool kit for your tools and crampons

Mount Pevril

The North East Ridge on Mount Pevril is something you have to experience for your self. A beautiful hike up alongside Portal creek will give you a surreal feeling as your objective (Mount Pevril) towers over you on the approach.

There is a reason they call this mountain the Matterhorn of Jasper. When on the climb, you will be surrounded with pink and red Rockies quartzite and just when you think this climb can’t get any better, you get the picture perfect alpine summit.

Who’s this trip for?
This trip is a great introduction to alpine climbing.

  • We recommend you join us on an Experience Rock Climbing trip first
  • Ages 16 and up with good fitness
  • Good fitness is defined as the ability to climb up to 5.6/5.7 rock or walk over 10km
    with a 13.5kg-backpack and walk up over 140 flights of stairs
  • Chevron down What to Expect
    • A Full day out in the Canadian Rockies (14km round trip)
    • All technical climbing gear provided
    • Multi pitch rock climbing up to 5.6/5.7
    • Reaching a summit elevation of 2660m (1185m gain)
    • Professional instruction on staying safe in the alpine environment
    • A friendly and professional guide with a thorough understanding of the area and current conditions
  • Chevron down Equipment
  • Individual
    Please bring:

    • Long pants and a few layers to cover up as the alpine environment can change very fast (check the gear list below, and please let us know if you need any clothing or have any questions)
    • Lunch, snacks and fluids

    Group Gear (provided)

    • Helmets
    • Harnesses
    • Climbing hardware
    • Ropes
    • Emergency equipment
    • Backpacks
  • Chevron down Timeline
    • 0700 – Meeting with your guide
      Meet guide and sign waivers, safety briefing. Please have all your clothing and lunch with you and be ready to roll!
    • 0800 – Arrive at trailhead
      Gear up and hike to the base of the route.
    • 1800– Arrive back in the town of Jasper
      Debrief and say goodbye until the next time.
  • Chevron down Gear List
  • Clothing

    • T-shirt – cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pith or cool weather
    • Climbing pants – loose fitting, cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cold
    • Insulation layer top – pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
    • Waterproof layer top – waterproof breathable or coated nylon jacket
    • Waterproof layer pants – waterproof breathable or coated nylon pants
    • Sun hat
    • Toque – wool or synthetic
    • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
    • Belay jacket (optional) – warm down or synthetic jacket for hanging/belaying in the cold

    Personal Equipment

    • Pack (30L)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun and lip cream
    • Water bottle
    • Lunch (bring small snacks to eat on the climb)
    • Camera – optional

    Climbing Equipment

    • Helmet
    • 3⁄4 shank climbing boots
    • Rock shoes (pick up at Gravity Gear in Jasper)

    Note: All other climbing equipment is provided by Rockaboo Mountain Adventures

Mount Edith Cavell

East Ridge III 5.4
Mount Edith Cavell is one of the most iconic mountains in Jasper National Park. Its towering North Face rises 1600m above you as you approach the col for the East Ridge.

Climbing on the ridge will offer not only amazing views of the Rockies vista but a gateway to summiting your first 11,000-foot mountain. Stand on top of the world and join us on this unforgettable experience.

Who’s this trip for?

This trip is a great advanced alpine climb.

  • We recommend you join us on an Experience Rock Climbing trip first
  • Ages 16 and up with very good fitness
    • Very Good fitness is defined as the ability to climb up to 5.6/5.7 rock or walk over 15km with 13.5kg-backpack and gain over 1500m of elevation
  • Chevron down What to Expect
    • A full day out in the Canadian Rockies (18km round trip)
    • All technical climbing gear provided
    • High amounts of exposure to the alpine environment
    • Reaching a summit elevation of 3363m (1580m gain)
    • Professional instruction on staying safe in an alpine environment
    • A friendly and professional guide with a thorough understanding of the area and current conditions
  • Chevron down Equipment
  • Personal

    Please bring:

    • Long pants and a few layers to cover up as the alpine environment can change very fast. (Check the gear list below and please let us know if you need any clothing or have any questions)
    • Lunch, snacks, and fluids

    Group Gear (provided)

    • Helmets
    • Harnesses
    • Climbing hardware
    • Ropes
    • Emergency equipment
    • Backpacks
  • Chevron down Timeline
    • 0330– Meeting with your guide
      Meet guide and sign waivers, safety briefing. Please have all your clothing and lunch with you and be ready to roll!
    • 0430 – Arrive at trailhead
      Gear up and hike to the base of the route.
    • 1800 – Arrive back in the town of Jasper
      Debrief and say goodbye until the next time.
  • Chevron down Gear List
  • Clothing

    • T-shirt – cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pith or cool weather
    • Climbing pants – loose fitting, cotton for warm weather, synthetic for multi-pitch or cold
    • Insulation layer top – pile (fleece), light synthetic fill or wool sweater/jacket
    • Waterproof layer top – waterproof breathable or coated nylon jacket
    • Waterproof layer pants – waterproof breathable or coated nylon pants
    • Sun hat
    • Toque – wool or synthetic
    • Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
    • Belay jacket (optional) – warm down or synthetic jacket for hanging/belaying in the cold

    Personal Equipment

    • Pack (30L)
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun and lip cream
    • Water bottle
    • Lunch (bring small snacks to eat on the climb)
    • Camera – optional

    Climbing Equipment

    • 3⁄4 shank climbing boots
    • Rock shoes (pick up at Gravity Gear in Jasper)

    Note: All other climbing equipment is provided by Rockaboo Mountain Adventures