Height gain 1,325 meters
First Ascent: Tom Wilson, 1887.
The nearest international airport is located in Calgary, about 1.5 hours east of Banff. Bus, Airporter or Rent-A-Car and drive the Trans-Canada #1 west to Banff.
Park Passes can be purchased at the East Park Gates as you enter the park .
Rates for Parks Canada as of July 1, 2005:
Wilderness Backcountry: $9/night
Wilderness Pass: $63/year
Reservation Fee: $12/group
Backcountry Wilderness Passes can be bought at the Banff Information Center on Banff Ave, across from Roots and The Fudgery.
When To Climb
The best season to do it in is summer. July, August and September, but beware summer storms are possible.
If there is no snow after the false summit. Look for fossils along the way.
CampingWhile there is no camping allowed at Cascade Ampitheatre,
shelter of every kind can be found in the Banff area.
Tunnel Mountain is a good camping area near Banff but this is a day trip.
Mountain Conditions & activitieswww.weatheroffice.com or (403) 762-2088 for weather reports
Try this for activities in the area
Banff Lake Louise Tourist Bureau
The Alpine Club of CanadaJoining a club such as The Alpine Club of Canada is recommended when climbing in Canada. While it is not obligatory, useful information can be had at any of their Clubhouse in Canmore, or at their website which is open to everyone.
Staying at the club in Canmore is 18$ Canadian for members and 19$ for non-members. It can get quite crowded in the summer so a reservation is recommended.
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