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Mount Sarbach
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Mount Sarbach

Mount Sarbach

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Alberta, Canada, North America

Lat/Lon: 51.89306°N / 116.76826°W

Object Title: Mount Sarbach

Activities: Scrambling

Season: Summer

Elevation: 10351 ft / 3155 m


Page By: EricK

Created/Edited: Sep 6, 2009 / Sep 6, 2009

Object ID: 550024

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Mount Sarbach is a prominent mountain southwest of Saskatchewan Crossing on Hwy 93. The summit lies a fair distance from the highway, and an ascent of this peak is a full day.

For Peter Sarbach and his clients J. Norman Collie and G.P. Baker, this mountain lured them to its summit in 1897. The asthetic north ridge sweeps up from the forest above Mistaya Canyon, curving gracefully through the alpine as it traces up the east face above a heavily crevassed glacier.

Getting There

From Lake Louise, drive north on the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93) for 70 km to the Mistaya Canyon and Howse Pass trailhead. Or if coming from the north, drive south on Hwy 93 from Saskatchewan Crossing for 5 km to the trailhead.

Red Tape

Driving on the icefields parkway requires the purchase of a park pass. This pass is valid for both the Jasper and Banff National Park, and current fees can be checked on the Parks Canada website.


Waterfowl Lakes is the closest campground to Sarbach, a short 10 minute drive south of Sarbach. Alternatively, Rampart Creek is around 15 minutes to the north. Be sure to check campground prices and open dates on the Parks Canada website.

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High on Sarbach\'s Summit RidgeExposed Summit Ridge, Mt. SarbachGlacier Beneath Sarbach\'s East FaceMt. Sarbach in the morning2nd Notch, Mt. Sarbach2nd Notch, Mt. SarbachOn Summit, Mt. Sarbach
Beginning the DescentMount Sarbach from Hwy 93