Mount Olive

Elevation (feet): 10,502
Elevation (meters): 3,201
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta/British Columbia
Latitude: 51.611514
Longitude: -116.491985
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Aug
Nearest major airport: Calgary
Convenient Center: Banff

Thanks to Robert Patton for adding this peak.

The peak is apx. 9 - 10 miles into the park and is a fairly easy to moderate climb depending on the route. this is a good summit for flat-landers

Trip Reports

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

There are 5 trip reports for Mount Olive.

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  • Log #21029 - by Rene Boisselle on Sep 15, 2007
    Climb both peaks numerous time. Ridge climbing with fantastic views. Easy mountaineering adventure. Crevasses to negociate depending of the year.
  • Log #12539 - by Tim Helmer on Oct 12, 2003
    This summit is near the Wapta Ice Field in the Canadian Rockies. If you want to get there you should be equipped with some glacier travel equipment and experienced in crevasse rescue. The Bow Hut...
  • Log #12540 - by Guy Scutellaro on May 07, 2002
    I took the Intro to mountaineering course with Yamnuska at the Bow Hut. They do a great job teaching novices. Previously, I had taken the Snow and Ice Long Weekend with them and we summited...
  • Log #12541 - by Geoff Ruttan on Mar 20, 2000
    One of the many great peaks on the Wapta Icefields. From Bow Hut an hour skinup gets you to the Saint Nicholas/Olive col and from there you walk/kick steps up the ridge to the False summit. The true...
  • Log #12542 - by Alan Kane on Feb 21, 2000
    This peak is typically done in Spring when you can ski 95% of the way, then kick steps up the snowy ridge to the top from Olive/St Nick col. With an elevation gain of about 3600 ft and the fact that...