Mount Andromeda

Elevation (feet): 11,320
Elevation (meters): 3,450
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.174195
Longitude: -117.238798
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1930
First successful climber(s): .R. Hainsworth, J.F. Lehmann, M.M. Strumia
Nearest major airport: Edmonton
Convenient Center: Jasper

Thanks to Dale Kolsan for adding this peak.

Mt Andromeda sits right next to Mt Athabasca in the Columbia Icefields area. You can see the mountain from the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. The huge Athabasca glacier is directly below.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 12 trip reports for Mount Andromeda.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #10441 - by Gordon on Nov 05, 2003
    Skyladder's a great route. As we reached the upper ridge of the mountain a big storm blew in. We were in a 30 foot visibility whiteout until we finally got down to the lower glacier.
  • Log #10440 - by Rene Boisselle on Nov 04, 2003
    Ray Ware and myself climb in the centre of the Bowl underneath the seracs. We climb to the left of the West Shoulder and to the right of the Gow Route. (Middle of the bowl). Did the route with a...
  • Log #10442 - by John Ionescu on June 27, 2003
    Skied Skyladder, after our group of 5 climbed it. Great day, great ski, a definitely must do for any backcountry skier willing to take it to the next level of exposure. And it's exposed!
  • Log #10443 - by Rob Davidson on Jan 20, 2003
    Via Skyladder with Tom McMahon and John Ionescu. Great day out!
  • Log #10444 - by Ray Parker on June 11, 2002
    Climbed Skyladder route with Frank Wieler. From a base camp high on the moraine, we set out at 3am for an eerie scramble through the rock band by headlamp, up onto the glacier. Dawn was breaking...
  • Log #10445 - by Troy Dooley & Mark Bramble on June 10, 2002
    Very nice mountain, left car at 2am, reached summit via North Face at 11:30 am. Total whiteout cond. half way up summit. Hardest part up was the 'schrund, snow was perfect, except punching through in...
  • Log #10446 - by William Alexander on Nov 28, 2001
    Wow!! What is this "5 or so pitches" stuff? My partner and I found about 15 pitches of climbing, including the 'schurnd crossing, on the Skyladder. Great alpine neve-ice, very secure....
  • Log #10447 - by Aaron Bryant on Apr 17, 2001
    Climbed with Dave Shulman and Ryan Tarvis. Up the Skyladder, which lives up to it's name. Makes for a good day, the descent in longer than the ascent. Caught in a mini blizzrd when rapping through...
  • Log #10448 - by Geoff Ruttan on Apr 16, 2001
    Wake up nice and early for this baby. It has been given a commiment grade of II, but it certainly does require a full day. The walk to the glacier can be easily done in the night. Crossing the...
  • Log #10449 - by Alan Kane on Jan 10, 2000
    Skyladder route is the classic way, 5 or so pitches of 50 degree snow/ice and a long day roundtrip from the parking lot. No real quick, easy descent.There is much less ice on this route than 10 yrs...
  • Log #10450 - by Fred Spicker on Sep 12, 1999
    Ascent via Skyladder with Rick Johnson.
  • Log #10451 - by Dale Kolsan on July 22, 1999
    Mt Andromeda (11320') looks like it would require an ice axe and crampons because it is snow-covered year round and has glaciers. It sits directly behind Mt Athabasca (11452'), next to the Athabasca...