Mount Athabasca Climber's Log

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Wyoming Bob

Wyoming Bob - Sep 12, 2002 4:04 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 8, 2002  Sucess!

Successful in reaching summit via Normal Route, 7 1/2 hour round trip. Good snow conditions, no crevasse hassles.


rhlaird - Aug 25, 2002 6:07 pm

Route Climbed: Silverhorn Date Climbed: August 21, 2002  Sucess!

Summited with Steve Jobe and Chris Hamilton. Beautiful day up a long hard route. Played in the icefield before reaching the base of the climb. Tricky getting over the 'scrund. Had to "swim" over two crevasses on the Silverhorn. Assted in communicating a needed rescue on the North Ridge. If anyone knows of climbers rescued via helicopter on this date, it would be appreciated to let me know they are alright.

Fred Spicker

Fred Spicker - Jul 25, 2002 4:43 pm

Route Climbed: Silverhorn Date Climbed: 8 Sept 1976  Sucess!

Climbed with Rick Johnson.

mshareski - Jul 12, 2002 12:24 pm

Route Climbed: AA col Date Climbed: July 10 2002  Sucess!

Beautiful weather! It had rained a couple of days before. That made the snow fairly solid and icy in spots. Descent from Silverhorn to AA glacier was getting fairly slushy by noon. Evidence of wet slides on the back side / slabs on the front.


Spud - Apr 25, 2002 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Silverhorn Date Climbed: June 24, 1994  Sucess!

Two attempts it took, but on June 24, 1994 I finally summited this baby. This was my first real Alpine mountain and was a helluva challenge, but a great reward. in retrospect I would have made sure to start the climb earlier in the morning as the snow became very unstable throughout the hot and sunny day.

The summit gave great views of the Parkway, the Continental divide and both Athabasca & the Saskatchewan Glacier

mshareski - Oct 9, 2001 11:54 am

Route Climbed: Silverhorn via Athebasca/Andromeda glacier Date Climbed: 10/8/2001  Sucess!

Easy but long climb in poor weather. Much fun was had by all.


durocher - May 23, 2001 9:49 pm

Date Climbed: May 1997  Sucess!

Climbed with Yamnuska group (they have a great intro to mountaineering program

if anyone is looking).

William Marler

William Marler - Apr 9, 2001 9:06 am

Route Climbed: AA Col Date Climbed: October 1987  Sucess!

Climbed this route after playing in the Columbia Ice fields on a climbing course run by Laurie Skreslet with Randy Knipping, Glen Wells, Dave Puglaise. We camped above the Glacier for practice. We had a good time as the weather cooperated. Very windy and stormy the next year. 1987


climbit - Apr 6, 2001 4:15 pm

Route Climbed: A-A Col Date Climbed: 5/23/96  Sucess!

Climbed this route with the Spokane Mountaineers, general mountaineering class of 1996. Rope team of 2 instructors and 3 students, of which 2 students did not make it (intestinal distress and hypothermia). I was the lone student that made it on my team. Had a terrible first part of the climb - slow and cold - owing to the 30 other people on the climb. The headwall to A-A col and the col itself were MISERABLE - wind chills were -30C at least, 30-50 kph winds, ugly. But then it calmed down and the sun came out and a perfect summit day followed! See the photos. It was about 13-14 hours from tent to tent. A Japanese tourist did take a picture of me... weird.

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