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Mount Robson Hike by jlhd32

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In the left into nature before you consider a good course of action and peer partners. In general, the trip is about an hour 3 to 4 kilometers, of course, if you are hiking or have a child and walk away, you can travel shorter. If you press start and return to the same line, pay attention at the time, to return when there is still enough energy to everyone. Also note that weather, wear suitable clothing, due to continued climbing after 90 minutes, you will find yourself in the foot lower than the temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.

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									                                      Mount Robson Hike

                                           Program Details

Mount Robson, monarch of the Canadian Rockies, towers over Berg Lake and the extensive sub
alpine forests and tundra stretching to the northwest. It is the constant and amazing backdrop on
this, our most relaxed hiking trip.

Forsaking fully laden backpacks, we will fly into the heart of Mount Robson Provincial Park, to
hike and explore this spectacular area for two days before we don backpacks and hike for two
easy days back to civilization.

This is a great trip for a first backpacking experience or for those who like to keep backpacks to a
minimum!

2011 Date
August 6 - 11

Cost
$1595 CDN
Includes guides, helicopter to Robson Pass, camp fees, out-trip meals, group camping gear and
local transfers.

Not included: Canmore accommodation, Gratuities & 12% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Optional pre and post trip accommodation packages are available from $80 per person per night
for shared room lodging ($160 for single occupancy). Purchase with booking. Subject to
availability.

Meeting Place and Time
We will meet you at our Yamnuska Mountain Adventures office at 8.30am the morning of Day 1.
Our office is located at 200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore. See this map for location.
For your greater convenience we offer a pre-meeting shuttle service within Canmore. Please let
us know in advance where you will be staying if needing this service. Pickup will occur between
8.00 and 8.20am. Please ensure that you have your hiking equipment with you.

Program Itinerary
Day 1: Canmore to Mount Robson Park
At 8.30am we meet at the Yamnuska Mountain Adventures office in Canmore. We'll go over the
trip with you and check to see that you are properly outfitted before leaving for Mount Robson.

We drive (3.5hours) along what is arguably one of the most spectacular highways in the world,
the Banff - Jasper Parkway to the town of Jasper. We will stop en-route for a short hike to stretch
our legs at the Columbia Icefields. From Jasper we head 80km west on the Yellowhead Highway
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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3E9, CANADA
1 866 678 4164 / 1 403 678 4164 info@yamnuska.com
to Mount Robson Provincial Park where we will first see the peak of Robson looming high above.
We camp at Robson Meadows for the night.

Day 2: Fly to Robson Pass and Berg Lake
From the nearby helipad we fly 15 minutes to the northern side of Mount Robson, landing near
Robson Pass (1600m). While mere minutes separate us from the road we couldn't feel further
away. Across Berg Lake the icefalls cloaking Mount Robson keep up a cacophony of falling ice.
We are on treeline and surrounded by tundra-like meadows. It is a stunning place!

After moving 2km to the campsite and setting up for the next 3 nights, we can walk over to Berg
Lake and soak up views for the rest of the day.

Day 3: Day Hike to Snowbird Pass
After breakfast the day's objective is Snowbird Pass and one of the finest hikes in the area. We
approach via alpine meadows, with marmots sunning themselves on rocks, to finally reach the
Pass and a superb view of the Robson Glacier and the eastern flanks of the peak. Distance 21.6.
Elevation gain 780m.

Day 4: Day hike to Mumm Basin
Another day of hiking in the shadow of the Monarch and the views continue! This time we head to
Mumm Basin to the north of Berg Lake and a marvellous vista of both Berg Lake and the North
Face of Mount Robson. We can then traverse high above the valley to the Hargreaves Glacier to
make a circuit that will bring us back to Berg Lake. Distance 14.8 km. Elevation gain 500m.

Day 5: Berg Lake - Whitehorn
Well, we can’t put off the backpacking forever, and now it’s time to head down the valley.
Carrying our personal gear and a share of group camping gear, we hike down valley past three
major waterfalls: White, Falls of the Pool and the magnificent Emperor Falls to arrive at Whitehorn
Camp where we spend the night. Distance 11.5km. Elevation loss 525m.

Day 6: Whitehorn to the road, return to Canmore
After a leisurely start we drop into the lower valley to skirt the tranquil waters of Kinney Lake then
hike in the shade of lush Columbian rain forest before arriving at the trailhead 4 hours later. We
then drive back along the Icefields Parkway to Canmore and the end of our journey for hot
showers, comfort and an evening of celebration awaits us. Distance 10.9km. Elevation loss
265m.

How difficult is it? How fit and experienced need you be?
This trip is rated easy to moderate. Backpack weights are moderate. On the 2nd day the group
will be carrying the heaviest loads, food and gear for the entire trip but only for 2km of flat trail.
Days 3 and 4 will require daypacks only. On the backpack portion (last 2 days) participants will be
carrying personal clothing and gear plus a fair share of food and group gear (tents, stoves etc).
By keeping personal gear light, pack weights need not exceed 14kg (32lbs) on the 1st
backpacking day. On the last 2 days packs need not exceed 12kg (28lbs). Please read our
Travelling Light & Making Backpacking More Fun for information and suggestions for clothing
and equipment.

Prior hiking experience is not a prerequisite but is recommended. Participants must be in good
physical condition and able to carry a backpack on a largely downhill and flat trail for two days.
The trails are generally good. We will hike a regular and steady pace that conserves energy but
you must be in as good as possible hiking shape before you come. We cannot emphasize
enough that training pays great dividends in enjoyment. We suggest you train by walking and/or
cycling and/or hiking (ideally in hilly terrain).

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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3E9, CANADA
1 866 678 4164 / 1 403 678 4164 info@yamnuska.com
Accommodation and Meals
On the trail you will be staying in modern, lightweight 2- and 1-person weather-proof tents.
The first and last night's accommodation in Canmore is NOT included. For your convenience we
can arrange bed and breakfast hotel rooms for these and other nights at $160 per night. These
will be at the recommended Westridge Country Inn. Double or single occupancy, the cost is the
same. For those wishing to defray this cost we will try to pair them with other participants. This
accommodation can be booked with the trip online or by calling us. Subject to availability.
You can also make your own arrangements. Check our links page for a range of Canmore
accommodations. Excess luggage can be left at your hotel or our office.

We supply all meals and trail snacks from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6. Groups generally go
out for dinner in Canmore with the guide on the final evening (own cost).
Trail cuisine is constructed from lightweight ingredients including our Yamnuska custom-made
dehydrated dinners. Please specify any special dietary requirements you have on booking so we
can incorporate them into our menus. In case of more complicated diets a surcharge may apply.

Guides and Group Size
Yamnuska Mountain Adventure guides are certified through the Association of Canadian
Mountain Guides. Our professional guides have extensive experience in the Canadian Rockies.
Guides also have advanced wilderness first aid training and heritage interpretation accreditation.
Guides carry emergency equipment including a first aid kit, bear spray and radio.

There will be a maximum of eight guests and a minimum of three.

Yamnuska is licensed to operate in Mount Robson Provincial Park by B.C. Parks.

Getting to Canmore and Transportation
Canmore is situated 100km (65miles) west of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is well
served by scheduled bus lines both from Calgary (airport and downtown), Banff (20km west) and
points further west. Calgary International Airport is well connected to major cities throughout
North America and Europe. Once in Canmore we will supply all transport needed for the trip.

Frequent shuttles connect Calgary International Airport and Canmore. Greyhound Bus Lines (1
800 661 8747) serves Canmore from points east and west along the Trans-Canada Highway. Call
609 8790, 609 0300, 609 1490 or 609 8505 for taxis in Canmore.

Clothing and Equipment
We supply group camping and cooking equipment plus a full emergency and first-aid kit. You will
need to bring personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, etc.) and clothing. Yamnuska
Mountain Adventures does have rental and retail equipment such as sleeping bags, mats, and
backpacks. Contact us in advance to reserve.

What you bring will have a big impact on the quality of your experience, we especially urge you to
read our notes on lightweight gear and clothing. Please download the clothing and equipment list
off the trip webpage and make sure that you have the items listed.

Fishing
Berg Lake either does not have fish or if so fishes very poorly. It is not worth bringing fishing gear.

Insurance
In Mount Robson Provincial Park you may have to pay for evacuation should you hurt yourself or
fall ill (not astronomically expensive). Ensure that you have adequate travel insurance or that your
health plan will cover you while here.

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Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3E9, CANADA
1 866 678 4164 / 1 403 678 4164 info@yamnuska.com
To Book
Please book as early as practical to avoid disappointment. A deposit of $625 CDN (including
HST) is required at time of booking. Final payment is due eight weeks before the start of the trip.

For detailed Booking Instructions and Conditions, please visit our website.

Please note that you will be required to sign our waiver before commencing the trip. A copy of the
waiver can be viewed on our website.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need to know anything else about this hike.

Map of Office Location:




                               Mount Robson Hike Program Details, page 4 of 4

Yamnuska Mountain Adventures
200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3E9, CANADA
1 866 678 4164 / 1 403 678 4164 info@yamnuska.com

								
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