Mount Assiniboine

Mount Assiniboine lies on the Great Divide, on the British Columbia/Alberta border in Canada. It is the highest peak in the Southern Continental Ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Due to Assiniboine's pyramidal shape, it has been unofficially named the "Matterhorn" of North America. Mt. Assiniboine rises nearly 1,525 m (5,003 ft) above Lake Magog. Mt. Assiniboine lies on the border between Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, in British Columbia, and Banff National Park, in Alberta. The park does not have any roads and can only be reached by a six hour hike 27 km (17 mi). The usual approach is via Bryant Creek. There are no scrambling routes up Mt. Assiniboine. The easiest mountaineering routes are the North Ridge and North Face rated Class 5.5 which are reached from the Hind Hut.

Mount Assiniboine SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by ChadKnight

8 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 22, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are North Ridge 5.5, North Ridge and SW Face.

Others who’ve summited Mount Assiniboine

  • mthornton
  • joshlynn

Routes Used trails & approaches

62% North Ridge 5.5

12% North Ridge

12% SW Face

12% Southwest Face


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11,864 ft / 3,616 m


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Height Rank Range

Canadian Rockies


British Columbia, Canada

Summited by

  • ChadKnight
  • mthornton
  • alexjoseph
  • TylerOwen
  • michaelcoyne549
  • Dyckme
  • Bazehead
  • joshlynn

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