Mount Alberta

Mount Alberta
Photo by Edwina Podemski, all rights reserved.

Mount Alberta is a high mountain with a broad, majestic summit crest. Its summit towers almost 8,000 feet above the Athabaska River, and the moutain is steep on all sides. Much of the terrain on the mountain is made up of loose rock and falling stones. This is perhaps the most difficult climb of the Canadian Rockies, and was the last of the major summits there to be successfully ascended.

Elevation (feet): 11,874
Elevation (meters): 3,619
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 52.288008
Longitude: -117.476463
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1925
First successful climber(s): Yuko Maki and party with , H. Fuhrer, H. Kohler , and J. Weber
Nearest major airport: Edmonton or Calgary, Alberta
Convenient Center: Jasper, Alberta

Trip Reports

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Alberta.

  • Log #35 - by Everett Fee on Aug 18, 20033.00 stars
    A huge undertaking. The crux is the approach to the high bivi. Good luck!
  • Log #36 - by Glenn Reisenhofer on Nov 14, 20023.00 stars
    A beautiful mountain. Lucky for Jeff Everett and me we finally got up on our fifth attempt. Found the Silver Umbrella on the summit ridge just below the carin. Two days later Shep Steiner and Rich...
  • Log #39 - by Alan Kane on Nov 13, 20013.00 stars
    I would sure like to summit someday! The August 2000 attempt was the 75 anniversary of Maki ascent, not 27th. Conditions were wintry and nobody got up it on this joint Japanese-Canadian attempt...