Mt. Resplendant - NW Slopes (II) & Ice Arete (III)
A climber nearing the top of Mt. Resplendant during a winter ascent of the NW Slopes.
Location: Mt. Robson Provincial Park - 1 hour North of Jasper.
Elevation: 3425m, 11241ft
Length of Trip: 4 - 5 days on foot. 2 or 3 days with helicopter access.
Max Group Size: 1 for Ice Arete, 3 for NW Slopes.
Prerequisites: Glacier mountaineering experience. Good fitness. Snow & ice climbing skills for Ice Arete.
This beautiful expedition peak is one of the Rockies 11000ers and is attached to Mt. Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. It is heavily glaciated and has some very nice routes to the summit. The two day hike to the base goes past Berg Lake and is consistently rated as the best backpacking trip in the Canadian Rockies. It is also possible to take a helicopter to the same spot. From a high camp on the edge of the glacier, a long day of climbing on snow and ice leads to the summit, with incredible views of Mt. Robson throughout. The Ice Arete route is more challenging and involves some steeper sections of climbing. Mt. Resplendant can also be combined with a Mt. Robson trip if time & weather allow.
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