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  Climb Mount Assiniboine - Matterhorn of the Canadian Rockies.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mount Assiniboine is one of the finest peaks in the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Assiniboine is located 30 km SW of Canmore on the main divide of the Canadian Rockies.
Mount Assiniboine is very weather prone and may be completely out of condition at any time in the summer for days or weeks at a time.
www.yamnuska.com /mountassiniboine.shtml   (1894 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park
Mount Assiniboine itself is a towering peak, remarkably reminiscent of Switzerland's famous Matterhorn.
Being high in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is well known for its abundance of snow, and some prefer to visit the park while it is under this sparkling white blanket.
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is an ecologically important area because it protects such a wide variety of uninterrupted habitats, from forested valley bottoms to rugged and icy peaks.
www.spacesfornature.org /greatspaces/mtassiniboine.html   (1662 words)

 Ministry of Environment - Mount Assiniboine
World renowned Mount Assiniboine, at an elevation of 3,618 metres, is situated along the continental divide near the south east corner of the park and has defined mountain splendour in the Canadian Rockies for over 100 years.
Angling in the glacial lakes and waterways of Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park is unpredictable.
Mount Assiniboine itself is a world-class mountaineering destination and several neighbouring peaks, faces and ridges are worthwhile challenges as well..
www.env.gov.bc.ca /bcparks/explore/parkpgs/mtassini.html   (1427 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Lodge, British Columbia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mount Assiniboine Lodge is accessible only by helicopter, hiking, or skiing.
The terrain at Assiniboine is suitable for both beginner and expert skiers and hikers of all ages.
Mount Assiniboine Lodge in the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia, Ski Touring and Telemark Skiing at Mount Assiniboine Lodge, Alpine Hiking and Backpacking at Mt. Assiniboine Lodge.
www.canadianrockies.net /assiniboine   (368 words)

 Peaks of the Canadian Rockies
With an elevation of 3618 metres, Mount Assiniboine is the tallest mountain south of the Bow Valley, and one must travel north to the area of the Columbia Icefield to find a higher peak.
According to Ken Jones who was the first warden at Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, when Dr. Dawson first saw the peak from Copper Mountain there was, as is often the case, a plume of cloud trailing from the summit.
Mount McPhail, in the upper Highwood Valley, was known locally as "The Pyramid" until it was officially named by the Boundary Commission in 1918.
www.peakfinder.com /peakfinder.ASP?PeakName=mount+assiniboine   (1902 words)

 Mount Robson Provincial Park: Canadian Rockies Vacations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mount Robson is located in the Canadian Rockies, 80 km west of Jasper, Alberta and is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, 3954 m high rising over 3000 m from the valley floor.
Mount Robson is comprised of sedimentary bedrock that is flat lying, which cannot be eroded by glaciers as quickly as the sloping layers of bedrock.
A multi-day backpacking trip at Mount Robson, is 21 km one-way with an elevation gain of 788 m.
www.canadianbackcountry.com /backpacking_mount_robson.htm   (242 words)

 Mount Assiniboine
Mount Assiniboine is an impressive pyramid sometimes referred to as the Canadian Matterhorn.
Although not over twelve-thousand feet, Assiniboine is, nevertheless, the tallest of the eighteen peaks that comprise the southern component of the group of fifty-two eleven-thousand-plus summits of the Rocky Mountains.
The Assiniboine have many similarities to the Lakota (Sioux) people in lifestyle, linguistics, and cultural habits, and are considered to be a band of the "Nakoda" or middle division of the Lakota.
www.bivouac.com /MtnPg.asp?MtnId=1479   (253 words)

 Mount Robson Provincial Park
Mount Robson Park can be reached by travelling 345 km (215 mi) north from Kamloops along Highway 5, or by travelling east from Prince George for 280 km (175 mi) on Highway 16.
The extensive size and diverse nature of Mount Robson Park means that visitors to the area can choose from a variety of activities ranging from those suitable for families with small children, to those appropriate for expert mountain climbers.
The water in Mount Robson's lakes is mostly fed by melt water flowing from the surrounding glaciers.
www.spacesfornature.org /greatspaces/mtrobson.html   (1328 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park: Canadian Rockies Vacations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
World Heritage Site, Mount Assiniboine is the most dominant peak of the Southern Canadian Rockies, rising 3618 m.
Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park was established in 1922.
Mount Assiniboine: Named by GW Dawson for the native tribe of the same name from this area of Canada.
www.canadianbackcountry.com /backpacking_mount_assiniboine.htm   (277 words)

 Climbing in BC
Mount Assiniboine is known as Matterhorn of the Rockies for its resemblance to the famous Swiss peak.
There is an easier route up Mt Assiniboine, from the "back side", although the line is nowhere near as good.
This is also approached via Assiniboine Creek, and is the original route climbed by James Outram in 1903.
www.geocities.com /alpineclimbs/assiniboine.htm   (811 words)

 Understanding the Formation of the Rocky Mountains
This results in a peak with one sweeping, smooth face, and one sharp, steep face where the edge of the uplifted layers are exposed.
Mount Louis in Banff National Park, and Mount Birdwood in Kananaskis Country are classic examples.
Mount Assiniboine is the most photographed example in the Canadian Rockies.
www.mountainnature.com /Geology/platetectonics.htm   (1346 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Of course, you can also hike or ski the 28 kilometres into Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and the lodge.
The lodge is situated at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2,180 meters) and is flanked on one side by towering Mount Assiniboine, Canada's Matterhorn.
Both rustic and comfortable, Mount Assiniboine Lodge is an excellent staging point for exploring the surrounding area.
www.canadianrockies.net /assiniboine/lodge.html   (256 words)

 Protected Areas Programme -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Mount Robson was gazetted a provincial park in 1913 with an original area of 218,795ha, which was extended in 1967 by 739ha.
Mount Robson Park encompasses the headwaters of Fraser River whilst Hamber Park encompasses Fortress Lake watershed.
There are numerous lakes in Mount Assiniboine park, most of which are located in broad alpine valleys and plateaus where they occupy glacially scoured depressions in the limestone bedrock (Canadian Parks Service, 1990).
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas/data/wh/rockies.html   (2944 words)

 SummitPost - Canadian Rocky Mountains -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Mount Rundle, Sunwapta Peak) are typical of these ranges.
Mount Ishbel) are another mountain type common here and dogtooth mountains (e.g.
Mount Assiniboine, Mount Athabasca, Mount Fryatt) created by the effect of several cirque glaciers surrounding a mountain, are also common here.
www.summitpost.org /area/range/215361/canadian-rocky-mountains.html   (1316 words)

 Mount Assiniboine approach directions
Mount Assiniboine and Lunette Peak south side seen from near Lunette Lake.
Assiniboine south slopes from Lunette Peak showing route from Assiniboine/Lunette col. Scrambling if free of snow, but these conditions don't last for long most summers.
En route to Assiniboine is one swift-flowing side stream cascading steeply down from the west slope of Mount Aye, which you must cross.
peakbagger.tripod.com /Climbs/Assiniboine/lunette.htm   (849 words)

 Mount Robson Provincial Park, The Canadian Rockies
At the northern end of the Canadian Rockies, spectacular 224,866-hectare (555,650-acre) Mount Robson Provincial Park was created in 1913 to protect a vast wilderness of steep canyons and wide forested valleys; icy lakes, rivers, and streams; and rugged mountain peaks permanently blanketed in snow and ice.
Towering over the park’s western entrance is magnificent 3,954-meter (12,970-foot) Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
Highway 16 splits the park in two, and many sights of interest are visible from the highway.
www.moon.com /planner/canadian_rockies/mustsees/mountrobson.html   (147 words)

 Kathleen Gilroy :: Our next vacation: Mount Assiniboine Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is what each of our five winter days was like, after a helicopter took us to Mount Assiniboine Lodge, hidden deep in the Canadian Rockies in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park along the Great Divide on the eastern border of British Columbia.
Still remote, even by modern-day standards, Mount Assiniboine was first climbed at the turn of the century.
Mount Assiniboine Lodge is clearly not for everyone.
kathleengilroy.com /blog/_archives/2006/2/3/1743732.html   (2046 words)

 Canadian Rockies: Climbing Mount Assiniboine
Mount Assiniboine, also called the "Matterhorn of the Rockies" is the highest peak in the Southern Rockies.
Most folks don't know it, but there is a less technical (near-scramble) route on Assiniboine's south side that merely diverges from the normal route up Lunette Peak.
Close-up view of standard North Ridge route of Mount Assiniboine from near the R.C. Hind Hut.
peakbagger.tripod.com /Climbs/Assiniboine/assiniboine.htm   (345 words)

 Mountain Scenes Photography - by Don Geyer
Assiniboine reflected in a frozen tarn near Lake Magog.
Assiniboine and Wedgewood Peak reflected in Lake Magog.
Early light on Mt. Assiniboine reflected in a tarn near Lake Magog.
www.mountainscenes.com /Assiniboine.htm   (228 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Backpack - Canadian Rockies Hiking Vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From Assiniboine, 'Matterhorn of the Rockies', vast alpine meadows stretch far to the south.
We then fly (15minutes) by helicopter to Assiniboine Provincial Park in British Columbia, landing near Magog Lake at the base of Mount Assiniboine.
In the National Parks there is no charge for rescue, in Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park however you may have to pay for evacuation should you hurt yourself or fall ill (not astronomically expensive).
www.canadianrockieshiking.com /mount_assiniboine_backpack.html   (1575 words)

 Climbing Mount Assiniboine
It is possible to fly by helicopter to Assiniboine Meadows on Fridays, Sundays and the first, third & fifth Wednesday of each month.
Once at Assiniboine Meadows we have to get up to the Hind Hut which is located right beneath Assiniboine, very close to both the N. Ridge and the N. Face.
It is possible to climb Assiniboine in a day from Assiniboine Meadows but you need to be in really top form.
www3.telus.net /public/yamnuska/mountassiniboine.html   (1309 words)

 Mount Galatea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Dan Millar and I scrambled up Mount Galatea in the Chester Lake area of Peter Lougheed Provincial Park on 13 July 2002.
The summit of Mount Galatea is roughly where the cloud meets blue sky.
Dan stands on the 3185-metre summit of Mount Galatea, the highest peak in the Kananaskis Range.
www.freewebtown.com /ssbou/ssbou2002/mountgalatea.html   (285 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Adventure - Canadian Rockies Hiking Vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Assiniboine Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its meadows and easy hiking peaks which lie below the Matterhorn-like summit that towers above.
The ride into Assiniboine is always a dramatic one and after we arrive, we’ll spend some time settling in to one of the Naiset Cabins, take a bit of a break and then head out for the remainder of the day to explore a bit and get a feel for the area.
In Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park you may have to pay for evacuation should you hurt yourself or fall ill (not astronomically expensive).
www.canadianrockieshiking.com /mount_assiniboine_adventure.html   (1435 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, The Canadian Rockies
The park’s highest peak, 3,618-meter (11,870-foot) Mount Assiniboine (seventh-highest in the Canadian Rockies), is known as the Matterhorn of the Rockies for its resemblance to that famous Swiss landmark.
The peak is named for the Assiniboine people, who ventured into this section of the Canadian Rockies many thousands of years before European exploration.
The name Assiniboine means “stone boilers”—a reference to these people’s preferred cooking method.
www.moon.com /planner/canadian_rockies/mustsees/mountassiniboine.html   (705 words)

 Assiniboine Lake
After a short break, the women returned to a trail junction to continue on to Assiniboine Lake while the men took a more direct route which involved some stimulating bushwhacking.
While most of us were content to only dip our legs and feet in the painfully cold waters of the beautiful lake, Wiktor was bold enough to actually swim in it, albeit only briefly and with much whooping noises.
This is the view to the north across Assiniboine Lake.
www.freewebtown.com /ssbou/ssbou2006/assiniboinelake.html   (290 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park - July 15th - 19th, 2000
We initially planned to hike to Lake Magog from the Sunshine Village, but at the Banff Info Center, we were told that Citadel Pass was still under snow and it was easy to get off the route.
The first 4.5km through the meadow was easy, but the ascent to Assiniboine Pass that followed made us whine - it actually wasn't too steep and the view of the meadow that we were leaving farther and farther bellow was great, but I guess, our muscles decided to finally take a day off.
The peak is overlooking Lake Magog, and three other lakes, Mount Assiniboine and about 100 other peaks, which surround the Mount Assiniboine Park.
www.geocities.com /smailbd67/Boine.htm   (1427 words)

 March 2001 Newsletter
Ian is the grandson of John Chipman Kerr VC for which Mount Kerr in the Victoria Cross Range is named.
Mount Chester is part of the Kananaskis Range and may be seen from the Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail.
Mount Jutland was named in honour of the battle itself.
www.peakfinder.com /oldnewsletters/mar2001.htm   (1241 words)

 Mount Assiniboine Hiking Tours Canadian Rocky Mountains
The Matterhorn of the Rockies - Mt. Assiniboine
Mount Assiniboine, Mount Magog, Mount Sturdee, The Marshall and Lunette Peak all touch or exceed 3,100 metres.
The largest, Lake Magog, lies at the northern foot of Mount Assiniboine.
www.bcreservation.com /hiking_info6.html   (668 words)

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