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Alberta is the epicenter (or epicentre) of Canadian Alpine climbing with countless snow and ice covered peaks, glaciers and famous north faces. Alberta is also famous for some of the best ice climbing in the world.
Calgary provides easy access to Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and all of the surrounding areas. Edmonton provides access if your destinations are further north.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Alberta:
East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
Coire Dubh Integrale 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 Easy Snow Trad, Ice, Snow, 6 pitches, 2000' Kananaskis : Loder Peak
East Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow PG13 Snow, Alpine, 10 pitches, 5000' Valley of the Ten Peaks : Mt. Temple
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000' Jasper National Park : Mt. Edith Cavell
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North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Mod. Snow North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Edith Cavell
This face looks scary from the parking lot so don't linger looking at it. Doing the climb in a day is a long day but I'd recommend this. If you take bivy gear it will slow you down and it is best to spend as little time as possible on the lower part of this face as it is very exposed to rockfall.Getting to the Angel Glacier is non-trivial and we checked it out the day before. From the parking lot, cross the stream and head up an obvious moraine that heads toward the cliff right of (and below) th...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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