Mount Athabasca Climber's Log

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CrazyJohn - Nov 23, 2021 10:31 am

Mount Athabasca, North Face   Sucess!

We were going to climb Silverhorn as a warm up, but it looked too easy - low angle slog - so we did North Face instead. After sitting out 3 days of bad weather in a tent near the base,

justinjaeger - Jul 9, 2021 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2021

First Alpine Climb

Awesome day! First alpine climb of my career, ascended the AA Col route and descended via the Ramp route.


freedeep - Mar 25, 2020 8:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1996

Training class with Yamnuska  Sucess!

Easy day hike to summit. My brother and I wanted to learn more ice and snow techniques. Yamnuska was very professional.


Zay - Aug 13, 2019 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2019

AA col. 08/04/19  Sucess!

Summit day with Yamnuska, perfect weather, epic glacier burn, always remember your sunscreen :)


Darren9 - Jul 2, 2015 8:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

North Face  Sucess!

Sierra Mountaineering Club ascended the North Face route in a team of three. We found good snow and ice conditions and a few fixed pins on the route. The ice shield was about 50 degrees, upper rocks were a challenge but OK in mixed condition. Great climb!


beean - May 19, 2015 10:04 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2015

Skied the Ramp

A quick run up to the summit then we descended the ramp in style! The Silverhorn was looking very unappealing so we took the more mellow route, and were rewarded with white rooms and face shots.


Lordclimber1234 - Oct 4, 2014 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2014

Good climb.  Sucess!

Good climb but cold on summit.


beean - Sep 12, 2014 12:04 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2014

Ramp  Sucess!

Climbed the ramp, descended via a gully near AA col.


seano - Sep 7, 2014 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2014

Traverse from Andromeda  Sucess!

Getting down to A-A col in a mixture of snow and wet choss was an ordeal, and the pinnacles between the col and standard route were also a bit tricky. Tromping down the glacier afterwards was a relaxing pleasure. A beautiful, sunny day on the Icefield. Trip report.

Dave Aschim

Dave Aschim - Apr 21, 2014 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2012

AA side  Sucess!

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.


Jade - Nov 7, 2013 11:29 pm

Silverhorn  Sucess!

Climbed with Camilla Burks.
A great day with a great person.


Nefsek - Sep 2, 2013 9:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2013

Ramp Route  Sucess!

Summitted in a whiteout via The Ramp route. Sprinting underneath the serac was the crux of the whole thing.


rockrat2 - Aug 26, 2013 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2013

North Glacier  Sucess!

Great glacier climb and fun day out with freinds

Brad F

Brad F - Aug 16, 2012 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Silverhorn  Sucess!

Great day out. More of an ice climb on the Silverhorn. Ascended the Silverhorn, descended the north glacier (normal route).

Old School WB

Old School WB - Oct 6, 2011 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 1994

North Glacier (Normal Route)   Sucess!

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.


icypeak - Sep 18, 2011 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Route: Silverhorn  Sucess!

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!


jackstraw0083 - May 5, 2011 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Standard route  Sucess!

Beautiful day in the Rockies, and what a view from the top!


jbsantos - Aug 31, 2010 11:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

North Glacier  Sucess!

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.


Stickit - Aug 18, 2010 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2009

A-A Col  Sucess!

Not the greatest conditions on the routes so we took the easy way up. Fun day anyway, nice views.


theAxeman - Jan 3, 2010 10:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2001

North Face, North Glacier  Sucess!

Been all over this thing in all conditions, good and bad, climbing and exploring. My old stomping grounds, miss it there.

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