Come Discover Castle Hut and Climb Eisenhower Tower

Join Kris Irwin as you climb Eisenhower Tower and explore the terrain around Castle Mountain. If you are looking to get comfortable with longer multipitch routes or haven't climbed many of the plethora of routes on Castle, why not do it with a local expert? Enjoy three days based at Castle Hut, a small climbing hut perched on Goat Plateau. First ascents of various routes on the Eisenhower Tower were completed in 1926.

With a 2:1 participant-to-guide ratio to facilitate fantastic multipitch climbing, you can explore the Castle with confidence. Don't just look up at these iconic climbs of the Canadian Rockies as you drive past on the highway... stand on top of them!  

Camp Objectives
  • Eisenhower tower
Day by Day Adventure Itinerary 

Day 1:

  • Meet in parking at 8:00 am (MST). Location will be emailed to you one week before the course start date. Here, the group will do introductions , review the plan for the day, go over equipment.
  • Approach the hut 

Day 2:

  • Climb Eisenhower Tower, return to hut. (8-10hr day)

Day 3:

  • Hike Out
Is this Camp For Me?
Intermediate

  • Strong Fitness for long days
  • Know how to Lead Belay 
  • Be able to Second up to 5.6 with a daypack on
  • Previous multipitch experience
  • Able to Remove trade gear and clean anchors 
Food, Accommodation, Guiding and Gear Rentals

Food

We will be providing all food on the trip from Dinner on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 3. Prepared by backcountry specialists, you will be enjoying nutritious light weight food to keep you fueled and focused on the climbing.  

Accommodation

Based out of the Castle Hut, your evenings will be spent with incredible views of the park. 

Guiding

This camp will ensure a maximum 2:1 participant to guide ratio to allow for multipitch climbing 

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

Rentals

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.

 

Your Guides

KRIS IRWIN

Kris is an ACMG Alpine Guide and lives in Banff with his wife Ellen and their daughters Aria and Annie. He is certified to lead all types of rock, ice, and mountain climbs and has been climbing in the mountains at home and abroad since 2004. Although he feels most at home on the classic ice climbs in the Rockies he has also made several first ascents in Alaska in the past few years. Kris is one of the most active waterfall ice climbing guides in the winter and in the summer can be seen leading guests throughout the Rockies, Bugaboos and Rogers Pass. An excellent instructor and personable guide, Kris always gets rave reviews from his guests


Adventure Map

Details

  • July 7 - 9, 2023
  •  $1400 + Tax
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INCLUDED WITH YOUR CAMP FEE

  • 3 days instruction by ACMG certified alpine guides at a 2:1 ratio
  • Food starting with dinner Day 1 and ending with lunch Day 3
  • Group gear such as ropes and first aid kit

PARTICIPANTS MUST PROVIDE

  • Transportation to and from the field locations
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch Day 1, dinner Day 3
  • Personal gear (see gear list)

Organizing Fantastic ACC Adventures For Over 100 Years

  • 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