ascent route: Skyladder - YDS grade II, grade 2 ice, UIAA III+, AD+
descent route: Skyladder
elevation gain: 1250m (to our highpoint of 3250m)
Mount Andromeda lies at the eastern edge of the Athabasca Glacier, near the continental divide at the southeastern end of Jasper National Park. Its peak along with Mount Athabasca and the Athabasca Glacier are a well-known sight to any visitor of the Columbia Icefields.
Matt and I climbed Skyladder in an 18.5 hour day. The route was mostly ice requiring a combination of belays and running belays with ice screw placements. Our intent had been to follow the snow ridge to the true summit after climbing Skyladder, but time and conditions made us decide to descend.