Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

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From $695USD

Difficulty

Guided

Camping

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Highlights

Climb 11,066-foot Mount Willingdon on a guided expedition

Conquer a summit over 11,000 feet in the gorgeous Canadian Rockies with the help of a guide.

Camp under the wide sky among countless peaks, truly immersed in the beauty of the Rockies.

Don’t worry about finding your way or navigating the trail- that’s all taken care of for you.

Enjoy a major mountain achievement with no experience mountaineering or scrambling required.

Reaching the peak of Mount Willingdon is an incredible experience, and it’s one you can do without mountaineering experience or any special skills! On the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon, you’ll be led up this incredible mountain with an experienced guide, reaching the 11,066-foot summit to discover unbelievable views over the surrounding Rockies.

This tour leads you up and down Mount Willingdon over three days, spending the days tackling the climb and the nights camping underneath the wide starry sky. You don’t need any special skills to complete this climb, you just need to be ready to take on one of the most spectacular routes in the area! Book your spot on the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon today.

Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon Itinerary

Day 1 Meet in Canmore and Begin Hiking

You’ll begin your tour with an early morning meeting in Canmore to check your gear and prepare for the trip ahead. Drive to the trailhead and spend the morning hiking through the Mosquito Creek Valley before ascending to Quartzite Col. Here you’ll get your first peeks of Mount Willingdon.

Descend steeply into the Siffleur Valley, where you’ll camp surrounded by rolling meadows near one of the Devon Lakes.

Overnight Location
Camping in Canadian Rockies
Meals
Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Summit of Mount Willingdon

Today is the day! Get an early start on a beautiful trail that passes Devon Lake to ascend Mount Willingdon. The route isn’t technically difficult, but there is some exposure and light scrambling required. You’ll crest the West Ridge to reach the summit, where you’ll be met with incredible views over the nearby icefield, Clearwater Mountain, and Mount Crown.

If the conditions allow and you’re interested, you can traverse to Mount Crown at nearly 11,000 feet. To end the day, descend back down to camp feeling incredibly accomplished.

Overnight Location
Camping in Canadian Rockies
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Return to Trailhead

Enjoy your last morning on the trail, breaking camp and setting out over Clearwater Pass and through the valley and col to the trailhead.

Overnight Location
None
Meals
Breakfast, lunch

Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in the Canadian Rockies is run as a fixed-departure tour where you’d be joining a group, however, custom private tours can be organized for those willing to travel with their group only (please contact us with your preferred date and the number of people in your group and we will create the itinerary just for you). Please note that due to very high demand and limited availability in campgrounds it is necessary to plan your trip a long time in advance.

Prices below are per person:

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Accommodation on the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon Tour

This tour is based in modern 2 or 3-person weather-proof tents. There are no facilities available, so please come prepared for a backcountry experience.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
There are no single rooms available on this tour as all accommodations are communal. The minimum group size is 3 people, so please contact us about joining an existing group if you are a solo traveller.

Night 1-2

Camping in the Canadian Rockies

Spend each night camping in gorgeous spots in the mountains, enjoying an authentic backcountry experience with your group. Facilities may not be available.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon Tour?

Meals

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Camping accommodations for 2 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour in Canmore are not included.

Transportation during the Tour

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Canmore. We recommend renting a car or booking a shuttle from Calgary. You’ll have to drive to the trailhead with your own vehicle.

Also Included

  • Tent
  • Crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, etc.
  • Excess luggage storage

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included
  • GST (5%)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon

How hard is the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While you don’t need any experience scrambling or mountaineering, this tour is not recommended for beginner hikers. You should have experience hiking and a good level of fitness to enjoy this tour. Expect to complete longer hikes each day with sometimes challenging elevation gain and lightly technical sections.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon tour?

2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Please verify that your insurance covers the included activities on this tour. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Canmore to start this tour?

Fly into the Calgary International Airport (YYC). We recommend you rent a car as there is no included transportation between Calgary and Canmore on this tour. Canmore is about an hour from Calgary.

Is the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon tour guided?

Yes, you will be led by an experienced guide.

Where does the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon tour end?

The tour ends after you complete your hike. You will be responsible for finding your own way back to the airport after the tour.

What do I need to bring?

You will be provided with crampons, mountaineering ice axes, climbing harnesses, helmets, and all other technical equipment. Please bring:

  • Mountaineering boots (must be crampon compatible)
  • Multiday pack (60–75 litres)
  • Daypack (30-40 litres, optional)
  • Water bottle (1-2 litres)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad (available for rent)
  • Sunscreen, SPF lip balm
  • Camera
  • Compass
  • Headlamp with fresh batteries
  • Blister kit
  • Earplugs
  • First aid items (guides carry a first aid kit, but you may bring your own Band-Aids and anti-inflammatory medication if desired)
  • Personal toiletries, including hand sanitizer
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Music player and lightweight reading material (optional)
  • Plastic mug, bowl, and eating utensils

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to visit the Rockies for this tour is the summer (July-mid September) when the weather is generally sunny and warm.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. While you don’t need any experience scrambling or mountaineering, this tour is not recommended for beginner hikers. You should have experience hiking and a good level of fitness to enjoy this tour. Expect to complete longer hikes each day with sometimes challenging elevation gain and lightly technical sections.


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