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,
Awesome day! First alpine climb of my career, ascended the AA Col route and descended via the Ramp route.
Easy day hike to summit. My brother and I wanted to learn more ice and snow techniques. Yamnuska was very professional.
Summit day with Yamnuska, perfect weather, epic glacier burn, always remember your sunscreen :)
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!
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.
Good climb but cold on summit.
Climbed the ramp, descended via a gully near AA col.
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.
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.
Climbed with Camilla Burks.
A great day with a great person.
Summitted in a whiteout via The Ramp route. Sprinting underneath the serac was the crux of the whole thing.
Great glacier climb and fun day out with freinds
Great day out. More of an ice climb on the Silverhorn. Ascended the Silverhorn, descended the north glacier (normal route).
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.
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!
Beautiful day in the Rockies, and what a view from the top!
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.
Not the greatest conditions on the routes so we took the easy way up. Fun day anyway, nice views.
Been all over this thing in all conditions, good and bad, climbing and exploring. My old stomping grounds, miss it there.