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Jasper National Park 


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 52.8716, -118.0811 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: George Bell on Apr 5, 2007
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Mt Edith Cavell

Description 

Jasper National Park is the largest National Park in the Canadaian Rockies. Within its boundary lies most of the Columbia Icefields and many of the highest peaks in the Canadian Rockies, such as Columbia, Forbes, North and South Twin, and Alberta. Mt Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, is just off Jasper National Park toward the NW end (it is so important it is in its own Provincial Park).

In the summer huge campgrounds fill to capacity with everyone from RV cruisers to hikers, climbers, and bikers. The town of Jasper is the hub of this region---it is quite a bit smaller and more remote feeling than Banff. In the winter the place feels much more remote although still connected to Banff and Calgary by the Icefields Parkway. In the winter the place is relatively empty aside for the lucky residents and the occasional visiting ice climbers.


Getting There 

Driving or riding north from Banff along the Icefields Parkway is by far the most common way to reach Jasper National Park. A National Park pass is relatively expensive, but gives you entrance into both Banff and Jasper National Parks. If you are visiting during the summer for a week in a car this pass will cost you over $100.


9 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jasper National Park:
East Ridge   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 5000'   Mt. Edith Cavell
North Face - Chouinard/Beckey/Doody   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Mod. Snow     Trad, Snow, Alpine, 12 pitches, 5000'   Mt. Edith Cavell
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Featured Route For Jasper National Park
Climbing on the East Ridge.  The shot and the scan aren't great, but it shows the nature of the climbing.

East Ridge 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Mod. Snow  North America : Canada : ... : Mt. Edith Cavell
This is one of the most classic routes the Canadian Rockies and yet another fine FA by the King of Guides, Conrad Kain. The route follows the stunning left skyline of the mountain (see George's picture).From the parking lot, take the trail to Cavell Meadows and then head up the moraines towards the bottom of the ridge. The scramble to the start of the ridge is one of the looser more unpleasant ones around, especially by headlamp.At the base of the ridge you may want to wait until ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Looking toward the Columbia Icefields.
Looking toward the Columbia Icefields.
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By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Oct 29, 2011

What? No Mount Robson posted yet? Someone must have successfully climbed it.

By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 29, 2011

www.mountainproject.com/v/mount-robson/106985753

Mt. Robson is not in Jasper NP ...

By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Oct 29, 2011

Chris, Mt Robson is in British Columbia.

My one attempt in 98 was not successful, but it was a spectacular place. The 10000 feet of gain from the start gives it a scale unlike most other north American places south of Alaska and the Yukon.

By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Oct 29, 2011

We could remove your comment Chris and save you from embarrassment...

By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Nov 10, 2011

D-oh! Ha ha Peter - it's probably too late!