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Mount Robson Climbing Access Trail Closed for 2022

Starting April 1, the Berg Lake Trail will be closed for updates which means access to some climbs is off limits until 2023

Mount Robson (Yuh-hai-has-kun) is the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies and is home to some of North America’s most famous alpine climbs. The trail that accesses the climbs will be closed this year.

B.C. Parks has said in a statement that in July 2021, the Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park was seriously impacted by flooding, resulting in significant damage to many sections.

“Several bridges are missing, much of the trail is unsafe for public access, and the Robson River may change course again as it did last summer,” the statement reads.

The entire trail will be closed throughout 2022 to complete additional assessments, monitor the river, and begin repairs. “With climate change creating unprecedented and extreme weather events across the province, repairs made to the Berg Lake Trail will be built with climate resiliency in mind,” noted B.C. Parks.

Throughout 2022, construction and repairs will be focused on: monitoring the annual freshet of the Robson River, expanding the current parking lot, repairing several bridges, updating the Kinney Lake Campground and rebuilding the trail up to Kinney Lake.

The Berg Lake Trail accessing several famous routes, including those on the south and west sides. Climbers hoping to scale one of the flanks of the huge peak will have to wait until 2023. There are other longer and more complicated trails into the Kain and North faces. And you could take a helicopter in to climb the Kain Face.