Set in the dramatic wilderness of the upper Elk Valley, Rambler offers one of the finest moderate technical rock routes anywhere. The West Buttress offers 650 metres of clean basalt climbing directly to the summit. Awesome as it is, the difficulty rating never exceeds 5.6. After enjoying the breathtaking view from the top, you make a dramatic descent into the vast granite slabs of Elk pass. Alternatively, less experienced parties can choose to ascend the more straightforward Ramblers Route. Either way it is a strenuous 3- or 4-day trip requiring reasonable fitness.

_Our Intro to Rock or equivalent and some scrambling experience are recommended for the West Buttress, whereas no experience is required for the Ramblers Route. Price listed is for a 3-day trip. Please contact us for the price of a 4-day trip.

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

Guide, group technical gear, rock shoes, harness, helmet

Not included in the price:

Transportation, food and personal clothing and equipment. We offer catering on some of our trips for an extra $60/person/day. Please check with our office to see if your trip has this option.

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As low as:

$670.00 / person

(at 2:1 ratio)
The trip was great, felt really adventurous, exceeded my expectations with good company and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Christophe judged his pace well so I could keep up without difficulty and enjoy the experience. The camps were comfortable, Christophe's cuisine had a touch of French flair, the rock was dry & the friction good. The climbing was comfortably within my ability and the views spectacular. There was a real feeling of satisfaction on reaching the summit. An all-round excellent trip. Best regards & thanks again for a really memorable trip. Nigel Riley, Ambleside, England.