Mt. Robson is the stick that stirs the drink: so high it creates its own weather. It's the loftiest peak in the Canadian Rockies, towering 528 m (1732 ft) above its nearest challenger. And it looms more than 3000 m (9840 ft) above the trailhead, which is in one of the lowest valleys in the entire range.
At 3954 m (12,970 ft), Mt. Robson is a preposterously vertical, staggeringly atmospheric summit. If not veiled by swirling mist or shrouded by sodden clouds, its gleaming white, glacier-laden immensity is a jaw-dropping spectacle from Highway 16.
Yet it's the scenery west and north of Mt. Robson that inspires many hikers to return religiously. It's nonstop extraordinary. As a result, it's also nonstop busy. Hikers come here from all over the world. But don't let that deter you. Backpacking here could rank among the most vividly memorable hiking experiences of your life. And it's possible to find solitude while hiking near Mt. Robson, if you know where to find it.
Going to Mt. Robson? You need a companion: Don't Waste Your Time in the Canadian Rockies, The Opinionated Hiking Guide. You'll find it a lively, honest, refreshing change from typical guidebooks. Written by people who fully appreciate the value of your time, it will ensure you make the most of your vacation by pointing out trails to avoid, and directing you to premier hiking destinations like Mt. Robson and beyond, for example to wild, lonely Moose Pass.
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