The Alpine Club of Canada

Summits of Rogers Pass, Wheeler Hut

Summits of Rogers Pass

Based out of the Wheeler Hut this camp will be a excellent chance to experience the mountaineering that Rogers Pass has to offer. With several exciting climbs accessed from the hut itself, the easy access to the road in the summer allows for your group to also attempt the objectives around Mt Rogers. A landscape defined by towers of quartzite and imposing ridges allows for fantastic traverse and climbing opportunities.

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AUGUST 4TH – 6TH, 2023

Price: $1,250 + TAX

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Rockfall and icefall
  • Rockfall and icefall can be caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain (Climbing/Scrambling/Hiking)
    What are the risks
  • Impact from a falling rock or ice can result in injury or death and can also damage equipment such as ropes.
Hazard Mitigation
  • Our ACMG certified guides have experience and training to manage this risk
  • Your guide will ask you to put on a helmet when in the mountains
  • Avalanches can occur in the terrain you will be entering. Caused by natural forces, or by people travelling through the terrain
    What are the risks
  • Anyone caught in a avalanche is at risk of personal injury, death, and or property damage or loss
Hazard Mitigation
  • Our ACMG certified guides have experience and training to manage this risk
  • Daily risk assessment processes
  • Guest training if avalanches are a risk on your trip
  • Cornices
  • Crevasses
  • Trees, tree wells, and tree stumps
  • Creeks
  • Rocks and Boulders
  • Variable and difficult walking terrain
  • Impact or collision with other persons or objects
  • Encounters with domestic or wild animals
  • Contact with poisonous flora or fauna
  • Loss of balance or control
  • Slips, trips, and falls
Hazard Mitigation
  • Our ACMG certified guides have experience and training to manage this risk
  • Radios and/or other communication devices
Falls and belaying
  • Mountaineering and ice climbing present the risk of falling from the wall causing the climber to collide with the wall or ground
  • There is also the risk of a belay failure, which can contribute to a ground fall
Hazard Mitigation
  • Your guide will review best belay practices with you or will control the belay
Communication, rescue, and medical treatment
  • Communication can be difficult and in the event of an accident rescue and treatment may not be available
  • Adverse weather may also delay the arrival of treatment or transportation out of the field,
  • Alpine weather conditions can be extreme and change rapidly without warning making travel by helicopter, snowmobile, snowcat, dangerous
  • If an injury occurs in challenging terrain movement to an evacuation point may be slow
Hazard Mitigation
  • Your guide is trained in both backcountry first-aid and rescue techniques
  • Emergency response plans
  • Satellite communication tools
  • Slips trips and falls indoor or outdoor
  • Infectious disease contracted via direct or indirect contact, including but not limited to influenza or Covid-19
  • Equipment failure
  • Negligence of other persons, including other guests
  • Negligence of the guide Including failure to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect you from or warn you of risk, dangers, hazards, while participating in ACC activities
Hazard Mitigation
  • Your guide is trained in both backcountry first-aid and rescue techniques
  • Satellite communication tools

Possible objectives include

  • Mt Rogers and or a sub peak(s)
  • Mount Macdonald
  • Mt Sir Donald
  • and more!

Day 1:
Head into the hut to drop your overnight gear and food off, before heading out to an objective

Day 2:
Wake up bright and early, head out to attempt a larger objective .

Day 3:
Attempt a final summit before heading back to the trail head.


This program is designed for people who have significant mountaineering experience look to summit technical peaks. Strong fitness is a requirement for this camp.


To keep the cost of this course as low as possible for participants, food will not be provided as part of the course. Please bring 3 lunches 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners as well as your favorite snacks!


The A.O Wheeler Hut is a Cozy and comfortable log cabin that provides a basecamp to the Rogers Pass area. A spiritual successor to the Glacier House, come and explore the Birthplace of North American Alpinism.


Our guiding ratio will be a maximum of 3:1 to give you plenty of opportunity to challenge your self. This camp is guided by ACMG-certified alpine guides.

The ACC hires guides certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Visit the ACMG website to learn more about what they do!





If you don’t have everything on the gear list and aren’t ready to invest in your own, there are many awesome local businesses that rent out all of the equipment you will need. Be sure to reserve your rentals ahead of time to make sure everything you need is available for you when you need it.

  • Coming from the Bow Valley? Check out GearUp in Canmore. ACC members get 10% off all gear rentals!
  • Coming from Calgary? We recommend renting your gear from MEC, the University of Calgary Outdoors Center, or the Norseman.
  • Coming from the Revelstoke? Give Revelstoke Powder Rentals a try.



We sell Tugo® Travel Insurance suitable for both ACC Adventures and personal trips:


  • 3 days of professional guiding at max 3:1 ratios by certified ACMG alpine guides
  • 2 nights accommodation at the A.O Wheeler Hut
  • All Group Gear


  • Transportation to and from the trailhead
  • Food for your trip (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and snacks!)
  • Personal gear (see gear list)


  • Local Knowledge – based out of Canmore, AB, we know the Rockies region and the best local caterers, guides and porters
  • Dedicated resources – full-time office staff, ACMG guides and group equipment on-hand to ensure your trip runs smoothly
  • Not-for-profit – any money we make on camps and courses is reinvested into providing services for our members and the mountain community