Elevation

11,870 ft / 3,618 m

#5 in Alberta

#47 in Canada

Prominence

6,844 ft / 2,086 m

#2 in Alberta

#18 in Canada

Summits

26 summits

#151 in Alberta

#212 in Canada

Top climbing months

August   48%

July   37%

September  11%

Most climbed route

North Ridge 5.5

26.2 km • 2,093 m gain

Highlights

  • Mount Assiniboine lies on the Great Divide, on the British Columbia/Alberta border in Canada.
  • 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.
  • Mount Assiniboine rises nearly 1,525 m (5,003 ft) above Lake Magog.
  • Mount 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 6 hour hike 27 km (17 mi). The usual approach is via Bryant Creek.
  • There are no scrambling routes up Mount Assiniboine.
  • The easiest mountaineering routes are the North Ridge and North Face rated Class 5.5 which are reached from the Hind Hut.
10 summits • 26.2 km • 2,093 m gain • 11 hr 44 min
2 summits • 31.4 km • 2,544 m gain • 21 hr 24 min
1 summit • 30.2 km • 2,728 m gain • 13 hr 22 min
1 summit • 35.0 km • 3,331 m gain • 20 hr 57 min

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