Borgeau Right - WI4R / 310m
GUIDED ICE CLIMBING ASCENTS WITH INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED, CLOUD NINE MOUNTAIN GUIDES
Borgeau Falls (Right Side) sits immediately above the Sunshine Village Ski Resort Gondola station, and is only a short 20 minute drive from the Banff Townsite. While longer than it's sister route, Borgeau Left, Borgeau Right follows a series of WI3 pitches leading into steeper WI4 pitches through the middle third of the route. A south facing route, the ascent line sees the sun for much of the day, and is an excellent option for days when cold temperatures and climbing in the share would be just a bit too uncivilized. Before booking, please be aware the this route has significant overhead exposure to complex avalanche terrain. Parks Canada commonly controls these upper slopes throughout the winter, and our team will often only entertain ascents during periods of low or moderate hazard, limited snowpack complexity, or immediately after an explosive control run that releases critical amounts of avalanche prone snow from the slopes above.
An excellent ascent with a relatively short approach, gives a full day alpine experience on this long and aesthetic ice climb.
Please note that if booking this ice climbing ascent in advance, our Mountain Guides will reserve the right to shift your booking to an alternate objective on the day should we feel that avalanche hazard poses an unreasonable risk level of risk. For the best chances of success, get in touch with our program managers, express your interest in the route, and we'll stay in touch letting you know when conditions are suitable for an ascent.
VARIED AND ENGAGING CLIMBING HIGH ABOVE THE VALLEY BOTTOM
TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED*
SUPPORTED BY OUR PARTNERS AT BLACK DIAMOND EQUIPMENT
ACMG & IFMGA CERTIFIED MOUNTAIN GUIDES
CLIMB WITH AN EXPERIENCED GUIDE & AVALANCHE PROFESSIONAL