Assiniboine, Mount


 

Trip Details
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,618
Summit Elevation (ft): 
11,871
Elevation Gain (m): 
2500
Round Trip Time: 
14.50
Total Distance (km): 
23.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 5 : you fall, you are dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Don't underestimate this mountain! Many folks have and many have failed climbing her because of that.

Map

Trip Report

I've been dreaming of the Matterhorn of the Rockies since I first laid eyes on her while on a hiking trip to the area in 2008. I never actually thought I'd be climbing its NE ridge but it was fun to imagine! Towering over everything in its vicinity and visible from almost every prominent peak in south Banff and Kananaskis , Mount Assiniboine is a big, beautiful mountain that has inspired climbers from all over the world to test her charms.

 


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Comments

Great blog. For someone used to doing many "climbers scrambles", is this one doable without ropes if done mostly snow free mid September?

Hey Ben, Yes - I have friends who have "scrambled" the SW face. I'd bring a rope in case you want to rap a few sections on the way down but it's certainly doable without.

Just re-read this trip report. Well done! Informative and spectacular pictures.

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