Mount Forbes

Elevation (feet): 11,850
Elevation (meters): 3,612
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: Canadian Rockies
Province: Alberta
Latitude: 51.860168
Longitude: -116.932125
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1926
First successful climber(s): A.J. Ostheimer, M.M. Strumia, J.M. Thorington, E. Feuz Jr.
Nearest major airport: Calgary, Alberta
Convenient Center: Lake Louise, Alberta

Mount Forbes is a remote, heavily glaciated peak, the highest peak located entirely within Banff National Park. Its long approach requires the crossing of two large rivers. With so many other peaks in the region easily accessible by road, Forbes and its surrounding peaks are relatively seldom climbed, but they provide excellent opportunities for serious wilderness adventurers.

Trip Reports

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

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Forbes.

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  • Log #2182 - by stan wagon on June 23, 2001
    Our group of five (3 summitted) totally enjoyed the wilderness feel of this adventure. The creek crossing was the crux: we went as close to the Mons Glacier as was possible. For the climb we stayed...
  • Log #2183 - by Alan Kane on Jan 10, 2000
    Normal route in via Glacier Lake is now a 2 day approach, crotch-deep wade across the river, and tough grind/climb to high camp below NW face at edge of glacier. Fairly crevassed glacier to cross to...
  • Log #2184 - by Greg Kormany on Sep 29, 1998
    The guide book says that this climb can be done in 3 days. Plan for at least 5, especially if you are going to voluntarily register with the park. The headwall can be tricky. Plan for a long slog on...