[About our Guides]
[Prices & Booking]
Take your ice climbing to the next level with this fun weekend of climbing & learning new skills! This course is perfect for those who have already done an intro ice course once or twice or have the equivilant experience.
Winter 2021/22 Dates:
**Remaining spots only available for Ice Skills Week participants.
Cost: $375 + GST
- Dec 11-12th, 2021 (2 spots left**)
- Jan 22-23rd, 2022 (3 spots left)
- Jan 29-30th, 2022 (4 spots left)
- Mar 5-6th, 2022 (4 spots left)
Maximum Group Size: 4
Meeting Spot & Time: 7:30am in Canmore (details will be sent out to all participants well in advance)
Custom Dates: Available December - Early April for groups of 1 to 10. Inquire for pricing.
Prerequisites: At least a couple days of previous ice climbing experience. Participants should also be
familiar with basic climbing skills such as belaying. If you are unsure about your readiness for this course, please just
send us an e-mail and we can help you decide.
- A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to book your spot on this course with the remainder due 4 weeks prior to start
date. E-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and we will provide you with an electronic invoice which can be paid by credit card, e-transfer, cheque, or PayPal.
Days 1 & 2 - On this course your guide will strive to provide instruction that is most relevant to your skill level.
Therefore, it is impossible to provide an exact agenda, but there will be 2 full days of climbing in the Canmore, Banff & Lake Louise areas! Topics
covered may include movement skills, anchor building, mixed climbing, intro to lead climbing skills, steep ice techniques, gear selection & maintenance, and
just about anything else you would like to learn! Because the group size is so small, it is not neccessary for everyone on the course to be at the exact same
skill level, we will choose venues that have a variety of options for climbs!
Optional Day 3 - Multipitch Ascent: Course participants can add on a discounted day of multipitch climbing in groups of 1 or 2 people. $450 for 1 person, $250 each for 2 people. Please request this option in advance. See the[ice] page for more information on guided ascents.
Group gear such as ropes, ice tools, and carabiners will be provided by Canadian Rockies Alpine Guides. You can either bring
your own personal gear or borrow most items from us at no charge. Please just let us know if you would like to borrow anything
for the course.
Ice Climbing Boots and clothing is not available for loan and must be rented or purchased. Rental and purchase information can
be found here.
- Ice Climbing Boots
- Small Pack (about 30 litres) - available for loan
- Crampons - available for loan
- Harness - available for loan
- Helmet - available for loan
- Winter Jacket or Goretex/Softshell Jacket
- Winter Pants or Goretex/Softshell Pants
- Long Underwear
- Gloves (2 pairs)
- Water Bottle/Thermos