Climb 11,066-foot Mount Willingdon on a guided expedition
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.
Highlights of the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon
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:
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.
Hotels on Standard Tour
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.
What’s Included in the Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon Tour?
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.
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.
- Crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, etc.
- Excess luggage storage
- Meals, drinks, or snacks
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- Visas if required
- Anything not mentioned as included
- GST (5%)
Frequently Asked Questions about Guided Ascent of Mount Willingdon
Located in Canmore, Alberta at the gates of Banff National Park, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures is one of Canada’s premier providers of mountaineering, rock & ice climbing, backcountry skiing, hiking, and trekking experiences in the Canadian Rockies. For over 40 years, we have hosted thousands of clients from Canada and all over the world. Our brand is known for quality mountain experiences, safety, and well-organized itineraries. We have some of the best mountain guides and hiking guides in the industry. All Yamnuska Mountain Adventures climbing guides are certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.Learn More
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