SELKIRK ALPINE CLIMBING
Guided Alpine Climbing in Revelstoke and Glacier National Park
The alpine climbing in Glacier National Park has a long and rich history. It is characterized by solid rocky summits, expansive glaciers and one North America’s “50 Classic Climbs” (Mt Sir Donald). Rogers Pass remains a wild and uncrowded mountain destination with all the elements of an exceptional mountain experience.
We specialize in low ratio custom guiding and skills instruction the classic climbs of the Selkirks. Most alpine programs require a maximum of 2 climbers per guide ratio, but some less technical climbs can be accomplished at 3 or 4 guests per guide. One day climbs typically require very early alpine starts and generally 12+ hours of climbing, thus most itineraries are best planned as overnight programs with two or more consecutive days being ideal.Contact us to build your experience
Our Favourite Rogers Pass Classics
- West Ridge of Mt Tupper AD, 5.6
- Mt MacDonald, West Face or Northwest Ridge Integral D, 5.6-5.8 (both excellent early season objectives).
- Hermit Mountain, Traverse AD, 5.4
- Uto Peak, Southwest Ridge or Traverse PD, 5.3
- Mt Sir Donald Northwest Ridge D-, 5.4
- Avalanche Mountain 4th Class
- Abbott / Afton Traverse 4th Class
Other Regional Classics
- South Ridge of Mt Gimli, Grade III, 5.9+
- Northeast Ridge of Bugaboo Spire, Grade IV 5.8
- Mt Begbie, Standard Route
The summit pyramid of Mt Tupper
we offer a trip consulting service.
Our guides happily accommodate any level of hiker, climber or alpinist and will work directly with your group to create an appropriate experience. Please be sure to tell as as much as possible about your goals so that we can dial in the experience as accurately as possible.
What Is Included
IFMGA or ACMG Certified Guide
All group gear and emergency communication for guide and guests
Avalanche Safety Equipment (Transceiver, Shovel, Probe) if required for alpine climbing
Rogers Pass Glacier National Park permits
Lunch on guided day trips, dinner on overnight programs
Airfare and travel to Revelstoke BC
Lodging and Private Catering (available as additional service)
Personal climbing or hiking equipment (available to rent locally)
Additional mechanized assistance (helicopter or other)
We are available for guided mountain experiences in the region from June – October. Below are some seasonal generalizations.
May The valley is green and 100 percent snow free, rock climbing conditions in the valley are excellent with comfortable temperatures in the Sun or Shade. Alpine conditions are transitioning, typically ski season at all elevations has ended with unreliable overnight freeze-thaw conditions.
June Warm days interspersed with multi-day periods of rain. Valley rock climbing and hiking remain excellent with Alpine climbs beginning to transition.
July-August-September Prime alpine season with snow free trails at all elevations.
October-November Our winter snowpack builds rapidly at upper elevations, with consistently rainy conditions in the valley. An excellent time for a desert escape.
We know the local options and can help you plan other aspects of your trip. Think of us as your powder concierge.
- Lodging and Catering Options for Private Groups
- Airport Transfers to Revelstoke (road or air)
- Massage Therapy
- Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing Booking and Referrals
- Professional On- Snow Photography Services
Waiver and Terms
Each guest will be required to sign a paper copy of our Release Agreement prior to participation.
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% of the total trip cost is required to secure your reservation.
Full payment is due the earlier of December 1st or 60 days prior to trip start for Winter programs or 30 days prior for Summer programs.
Payments are non-refundable and we recommend that each guest purchases trip cancellation insurance from tugo or travelex. If there is a need to cancel or alter your current booking, please contact us as soon as possible.
Contact us via email or SMS to discuss a reservation. We love the opportunity to talk climbing and will look forward to putting together an itinerary for you.
Once dates and availability are confirmed, we’ll work directly with you to create a custom itinerary and recommend the best blend of services for your group’s needs. Trip deposits and payments can be made securely through a direct online invoice.
Each skier will be required to sign our Release Agreement prior to participation in any RBG program.