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Dave AschimAA side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

Dave Aschim

Went up the AA col side but scrambled the chossy rock face on climber's right of the ice to Silverhorn then followed ridge to summit.
Posted Apr 21, 2014 3:44 pm

JadeSilverhorn  Sucess!


Climbed with Camilla Burks.
A great day with a great person.
Posted Nov 7, 2013 11:29 pm

NefsekRamp Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013


Summitted in a whiteout via The Ramp route. Sprinting underneath the serac was the crux of the whole thing.
Posted Sep 2, 2013 9:59 pm

rockrat2North Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013


Great glacier climb and fun day out with freinds
Posted Aug 26, 2013 11:06 pm

Brad FSilverhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Brad F

Great day out. More of an ice climb on the Silverhorn. Ascended the Silverhorn, descended the north glacier (normal route).
Posted Aug 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Old School WBNorth Glacier (Normal Route)   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1994

Old School WB

First Canadian Rockies 11,000'er, did it as part of an ACC mountaineering course, ran by Yamnuska guides. Summited with Andy Meyers and a big group of other wankers.

Did Silverhorn route on July 26, 2003 in perfect conditions.
Posted Oct 6, 2011 3:10 pm

icypeakRoute: Silverhorn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011


Left Canmore at 2 am, started climbing at 4:30 and watched the beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Easy climb technically, but fairly long. There was a lot of snow, unusual for this time of the year, which may have slowed things down a bit. Took us a little over 9 hours return trip, although we took our time. Had a gorgeous sunny day so there was no rush. The summit ridge is awesome!
Posted Sep 18, 2011 6:27 pm

jackstraw0083Standard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007


Beautiful day in the Rockies, and what a view from the top!
Posted May 5, 2011 2:33 pm

jbsantosNorth Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010


Climbed with Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. First mountaineering trip. -5C in the night; 20C forecasted the next day. Day was so hot, we plunge-stepped on the descent in t-shirts. Lots of serac fall heard the night before, but not on Athabasca.

Had a great time with fellow participants, Jeff, Nadine, Jane and Duncan. Special thanks to Steve Blagborough and Jason Billing from Yamnuska for keeping us in one piece.
Posted Aug 31, 2010 11:39 pm

StickitA-A Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2009


Not the greatest conditions on the routes so we took the easy way up. Fun day anyway, nice views.
Posted Aug 18, 2010 3:16 pm

theAxemanNorth Face, North Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2001


Been all over this thing in all conditions, good and bad, climbing and exploring. My old stomping grounds, miss it there.
Posted Jan 3, 2010 10:24 am

attimountSilverhorne  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2008


Another beautiful day on the mountains.
Posted Dec 10, 2009 1:33 am

lloydU never forget your 1st  Sucess!


First real mountain. Hellafun.
Posted Jul 19, 2009 5:58 pm

FlatheadJimStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2001


Climbed in 2003 also
Posted Jul 5, 2009 9:19 pm

justingNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


A fantastic route and perfect weather. No wind and great views of many distant summits. The rock step was as difficult as advertised. My first mixed pitch - what a great way to start!
Posted Jul 5, 2009 10:11 am

ArankaPRoute Climbed:North Glacier with Brian (Dunsum) and Lubos  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Great weather, early start. Fantastic view on Mt Bryce. Descended down to the AA col.
Posted Mar 5, 2009 12:33 am

jmitch421North Glacier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2008


Started out around 3:30am my friend who had never climbed before was having a tough time (fitness) he stayed with some other climbers at the base off to the right of the Silverhorn and we climbed up to the summit with clear views after snow earlier in the morning. Awesome trip!!! :)
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:28 pm

William MarlerSunny Day on Athabasca  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2008

William Marler

Tom Marron and I climbed (and descended) Athabasca by the north glacier route on his arm sunny day. The ascent took 4 3/4 hours. It was warm, sunny, and still to stand comfortably on the summit in shirt sleeves. The descent, on surprisingly firm snow despite the warm weather, took 3 hours.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 1:27 pm

caputakaStandard Route then down AA Col  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2008


Started hiking up the moraines 3:50AM. Summit by 8:00. Descended the AA Col - a MUCH SAFER option as it faces north and the snow stays frozen for longer. Back at car at 11:20. Other group that day started at 7:00am - a little late given the snow conditions I think.
Posted Aug 10, 2008 2:19 pm

Steve LarsonNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2008

Steve Larson

Climbed this with Bill Nootens on a beautiful day. Glacier travel was reasonable, though we got a bit off the beaten track on the way up and punched through a hidden slot. We were about an hour behind another party that left at 3:00 am. We caught up with them at the base of the route, but couldn't quite pass them. Pity, because that meant taking Barry Blanchard's suggested traverse around the standard exit. If the standard exit was hard (Blanchard called it "mixed 5.9?"), then the traverse from the left was harder. And scary. Loose and difficult to protect. We spent about two hours on two short traverse pitches before regaining the route. Ice conditions on the face were so-so. There was generally good ice (some dinner plating) under a variable layer of old snow. You had to excavate somewhere between 4" and 12" of crap to get decent screws. We ended up taking 17 hours car-to-car.
Posted Aug 3, 2008 11:15 am

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