Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides - Guided mountaineering on the SW Slopes route of Mount Temple, Alberta, Canada.

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Box 40087
Canmore, AB
T1W 3H9

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Guided ascents of Mt. Temple

This incredible scramble allows non-climbers to reach one of the highest summits in the Rockies! The views from the top at 3543m are unbeatable and the trip is enjoyable throughout.

Mount Temple South Slopes

Dates 2021:

  • Aug 8th
Cost: $255 + GST
Maximum Group Size: 4
Prerequisites: Good mountain hiking fitness, including experience in rugged terrain with significant elevation gain. There is around 1700m of elevation gain during the day, and much if it is on steep & rocky slopes.
Custom Dates: Available mid-July to mid-September for groups of 1 to 5. Inquire for pricing.
Meeting Spot & Time: Moraine Lake at 4:30am.

To Register:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 + GST is required to book your spot on this trip. E-mail us ( and we will provide you with an electronic invoice and payment options.
  • Remainder is due 4 weeks before trip.

Trekking up Mt. Temple in Banff National Park
Scrambling through the steepest section!

Starting from the iconic Moraine Lake near Lake Louise, the ascent begins with a hike up to Sentinal Pass. From here we leave the hiking trail and begin the steeper ascent towards the summit. As we ascend, the views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers become more jaw dropping with every step! Although this isn't too technically difficult of a climb, there are a number of steeper rock scrambling sections to keep you on your toes, and lots of elevation gain to make you work hard for the summit! On the upper mountain snow may be encountered depending on the season. Descent is made back down the same route. Expect the trip to take somewhere between 8 and 13 hours depending on conditions and fitness levels.

Hiking up the upper section of Mt. Temple

Gear List

All technical equipment is provided free of charge except for boots. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to use it! Rental and purchase information for boots, clothing, and camping gear can be found here. If you are unable to locate any of these items or have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time for assistance.
  • Boots - All participants must have good quality hiking boots.
  • Small Pack (20 - 30 litres)
  • Harness - provided
  • Helmet - provided
  • Crampons - provided - not necessary during dry conditions.
  • Mountaineering Axe - provided - not necessary during dry conditions.
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle, 2 Liters per person (perhaps more on hot days)
  • Food & snacks
  • Waterproof jacket + pants (preferably breathable)
  • Warm tops and bottoms (fleece etc.)
  • Warm toque and gloves
  • Hiking socks
  • Gaiters
  • - not necessary during dry conditions.
  • Hiking pole

The impressive East & North faces of Mt. Temple

Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides (CRAG) - - Canmore, Alberta, Canada