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Mountaineering Guided Trips and Ascents in the Canadian Rockies
Rock Climbing Courses & Guides in Canmore and Banff, Alberta
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Canmore, Alberta
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"Thank you for a wonderful adventure on Mt. Victoria! You did a great job, your skill and competence keep us coming back and always feeling safe!"
Pat & Susie - Calgary, Alberta

"Thanks for the terrific trip up the North Face of Athabasca, you were a great climbing partner! Next time I'm in the area looking to do some climbing I'll definitely contact you again!"
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Mountaineering guides in the Canadian Rockies

CRAG's specialty is leading mountain climbing
trips in the Rockies and Western Canada.

Alpine climbing guide at work in the Bugaboos of Western Canada.

Join us for an unforgettable experience and climb a world famous peak. The safety, efficiency, and fun that comes with hiring a professional guide adds greatly to the mountaineering experience. All guides are highly skilled, and are certified through the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG).

Courses & Training

Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides have many years of experience teaching the skills required to travel safely in the mountains. Mixing a day or two of skills training in with some guided ascents will allow you to increase your abilities at a much faster rate. Anyone who has the goal of becoming a self-sufficient mountaineer should seriously consider kick-starting the process with some professional instruction. If you have no experience, doing some Rock Climbing or Ice Climbing is a good place to start.

Glacier Travel Course - Should be considered mandatory training for anyone who plans on climbing or skiing in glaciated terrain. Choose from a scheduled course, or arrange your own. $335. Maximum 6 participants.

Alpine Skills Course - 5 day mountaineering course designed to help you learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient mountaineer. $1195. Maximum 4 participants.

Custom Training - The choice of topics is almost unlimited! Some popular areas of training include:

  • Travel on steep snow & ice
  • Ropework for mountaineering
  • Route finding & navigation
  • Scrambling skills
  • Expedition Skills
  • Winter shelter building
  • Youth & family mountaineering trips

Ropework skills training for mountaineering and glacier travel

Scheduled Mountaineering Trips

Throughout the season we may schedule guided ascents that you can join as an individual or group. Here are our scheduled trips for this summer:

Mount Temple SW Slopes - An unforgettable scramble to the top of one of the Canadian Rockies highest peaks! $255. Maximum 4 participants

Custom Mountaineering Trips

Most guided mountaineering trips are arranged as a personalized itinerary to best suit your skill level and ambitions, as well as to take advantage of seasonal conditions. Custom itineraries can include a combination of guided ascents and skills training in mountaineering as well as rock and/or ice climbing. Check out the
Climbing Calendar to get an idea of what types of climbs are best at different times of the year.
No climbing experience of any sort is required to plan a custom mountaineering trip. Anyone with basic hiking fitness can enjoy mountaineering!

Mountain Climbing at the Columbia Icefields with an ACMG guide

Classic Canadian Rockies Ascents

The Canadian Rockies are home to thousands of peaks with many thousands of routes, please contact us to arrange an itinerary which best suits your level of skill and ambition.
Every peak in the Canadian Rockies is available for a guided ascent, the following are some suggestions to help you get inspired...

Mt. Athabasca
3491m - beginner to advanced - ice faces and mixed routes.
Mt. Andromeda
3450m - intermediate to very advanced - ice faces and hard mixed routes.
Mt. Temple - (Scheduled SW Slopes Trips)
3543m - beginner to very advanced - scramble, 5.7 ridge, or 5.10 Face.
Mt. Buller
2800m - intermediate - 5.7 to 5.9 rock ridge.
Mt. Edith Cavell
3363m - intermediate but high fitness level - long 5.5 ridge climb.
Castle Mountain
2766m - beginner to advanced - 5.4 to 5.9 rock climbs.
Mt. Louis
2682m - intermediate to advanced - 5.7 to 5.10 rock climbs.
Mt. Robson
3954m - advanced to very advanced - huge alpine ice faces & mixed ridges.
Mt. Victoria
3464m - beginner to intermediate - ridge and glacier climbs.
Mt. Fay
3234m - intermediate - ice face or ridge climb.
Mt. Cline
3361m - beginner to very advanced - alpine ridges and rock faces.

MORE PEAKS... - Pics & descriptions for another 15 great alpine climbs!

Mt. Gimli - World Class Climbing in the Valhalla Range, just west of the Canadian Rockies.

Bugaboos, Rogers Pass, Valhallas

Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides also offer trips to other world class destinations throughout Canada.

Bugaboos - Some of the world's best granite climbing, high above spectacular glaciers and alpine meadows in Southern BC. There are great routes at all levels of difficulty on Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboo Spire, Howser Towers, and much more!

Valhalla Range - This little known gem in a remote area of Southern BC, offers spectacular alpine rock climbing in a true wilderness setting with a generally sunny climate. The South Ridge of Mt. Gimli is the showpiece of the area and is one of the best climbs anywhere. There are also lots of other options from fun 4th Class scrambles to very difficult 5.11+ bigwalls.

Roger's Pass A wide variety of climbing options are available in this historic area. From fun scrambles, to scenic glaciers, to massive rock ridges, the Rogers Pass has something for everyone.

Alpine Climbing in the Rockies - The summit of Mount Lefroy, a popular guided mountaineering trip.
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