Mount Assiniboine Trip Report (#20488)
- Signed By: Dow Williams
- Date submitted: November 14, 2006
- Date(s) climbed: 9/12/06
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
This completes the big three of Kananaskis vis solo ascents, Mount Joffre, Mount Sir Douglas and Mount Assiniboine. All three are relativley easy climbs, but Assiniboine the easiest for sure. 8200' in and out via the Baymag Mine approach, very scenic and involves some glacier travel, 3200' from the hut on summit day, 4.5 hrs hut to hut, not far off from the record. I rapped three times through the grey bands due to ice. Sepp went up the day before with a couple of clients and turned around due to ice in the gray bands, but most of that was gone Tuesday morning. Stacy went into the hut with me, lot more scenic than we thought it was going to be (wild "port hole" waterfall). The glacier travel was fun. Assinboine Lake is an incredible spot. More folks should consider Assiniboine in Sept, you will likly have the hut and mountain to yourself as we did. This advice was given to me by a friend many years ago, and he was right. 14 people crammed into a hut and (an August weekend in 2006) climbing the same mountain can kind of affect the wilderness experience. We never saw another human, not one for the approach, climb or hike out.