Mount Wilcox

Mount Wilcox Trip Report (#18376)

Follow the Wilcox pass trail for about 45 minutes when tree line is reached. At this point, pick a suitable line (you may not find any discernible trail from the pass) to the lower ridge, a mix of scree and vegetation. The way is obvious from here but the terrain switches from hiking to moderate scrambling the closer you get to the summit ridge. The crux will be a rocky outcrop about 10-15 min from the summit ridge. Good route finding skills are needed here. A few minutes from the summit, you reach a narrow connecting ridge with exposure on the north side. The summit area is small but provides enough room to relax for lunch, sign the summit register and perhaps watch the snowcoaches make their way on the Athabasca glacier below. If you are in the area in decent weather, this objective is highly recommended.

Mount Wilcox Trip Report Index